Onions

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  1. Mr. Peabody

    Mr. Peabody Founding Member

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    I love to chop up onions. I like the way the juicy ones make it hard to see and make your eyes water. I also like the way you can smell them on your fingertips a day later.

    Yes, I know it's weird, but I like to chop up onions.

    Plus, they taste good.

    I just started eating them raw on hamburgers a couple of years ago.

    No other vegetable can add flavor like an onion.

    A salute to onions.
     
  2. Bengal B

    Bengal B Founding Member

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    I always order a hamburger with extra onions. One thing I have to make sure of after chopping onions (or eating boiled crawfish) even hours later when I take off my contact lens to make sure I have washed my hands thoroughly several times. If I don't get every trace of them off my hands it burns like hell when I put my contacts back on in the morning.

    Have you ever tried Vidalia Sweet Onions? They are delicious.
     
  3. Mr. Peabody

    Mr. Peabody Founding Member

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    Yeah, you can eat them raw by themselves. They are indeed delicious.
     
  4. Uncle Gus

    Uncle Gus Founding Member

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    red onion sliced thin in salad
     
  5. red55

    red55 curmudgeon Staff Member

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    Sliced into rings, battered and deep fried. A little salt.

    Remoulade sauce on the side.
     
  6. lsu99

    lsu99 whashappenin

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    That's what I'm talking about. Raw onions are alright but nothing like some good onion rings. I"d probably chow down on my shoe if it was fried with a good dipping sauce. Grilled onions on just about anything are also a plus.
     
  7. StaceyO

    StaceyO Football Turns Me On

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    I hate raw onions and won't even go near them.

    I like the flavor of cooked onions, but I don't like crunching into them. So if I'm eating onion rings, I like for the onions to be thin, not thick.

    There's a bar in Dallas called Ben's Half-Yard House (the LSU alumni watching parties are held there), and they put onion rings on their cheeseburgers. It's really good. Chili's also has a Cajun chicken sandwich, where they do the same thing.
     
  8. lsu99

    lsu99 whashappenin

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    Sonic does that on their Bacon Cheeseburger toaster sandwich also. It's pretty good for fast food, although probably not quite as good as the place you're talking about.
     
  9. Pastimer

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    ... AND, they're good for you. Onions contain alum, which helps prevent prostate cancer. Whatever ... onions are one of the great foods, especially the afore-mentioned Vidalias. I like them raw or cooked. If I'm cooking something in my George Foreman grill, I'll cut a nice, thick slice of Vidalia, coat it with olive oil and put some seasoning on it, then stick it in the George for about 3 or 4 minutes. Mighty fine!
     
  10. islstl

    islstl Playoff committee is a group of great football men Staff Member

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    Raw onions on chili dogs just as effective.
     

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