BBC Good Food Magazine



Ideas from the Good Food team

Caramelise­d onions Heat 2 tbsp olive oil in a large, deep frying pan over a low heat and cook 3 sliced large onions with a pinch of salt for 30•40 mins, stirring occasional­ly until soft and golden. Add a splash of water if they start to catch. Stir in 2 tbsp light brown soft sugar and 12 tbsp balsamic vinegar and cook for 5 mins more until the onions are sticky and sweet.

Onion rings Slice 1 onion into 1cm-wide rings. Mix 150g self-raising ƒlour with 180ml sparkling water and season well. Fill a pan onethird full with groundnut oil and heat to 180C, or until a little batter sizzles and turns golden within 30 seconds. Dip the onion rings into the batter and carefully lower into the oil. Fry for 2•3 mins until golden. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on kitchen paper. Season. Repeat until all the onions have been fried. Cheese & onion pork chops Heat the grill to high. Put 4 pork chops on a grill tray, rub with 2 tsp olive oil and season. Grill for 6 mins on each side until golden. Spread ¼ tsp English mustard and 1 tbsp

caramelise­d onions over each chop, then divide 50g grated cheshire cheese between them and scatter with thyme leaves. Grill until the topping is golden and bubbly.

…and from our readers

“I love pickled onions. Pickle 3 red onions in 275ml white wine vinegar and 1 tsp sugar. Cover and chill for a few days.”

Liz Lee, Jersey, Channel Islands

“Chinese-style onion omelette is delicious. Made with onions, fish sauce and white pepper, it’s a simple and quick meal.” Denise Lake, Forest Row, East Sussex

“For a comforting dish, I slice onions and layer them with potatoes in a cheese sauce, then bake in the oven.” Ann Barlow, Worthing, West Sussex

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