Giant

So, the brother-in-law returned today after a short work training program in the US of A, and got a goodie bag for us. Most of the stuff in there is for Bubboo, and some nail polishes and bracelets for me. What excited me most, though, was this giant of an onion that he packed into the bag, thinking it would interest us. Not bothering about baggage limits, he has brought back six of these onions, one for each mini-family within the family. πŸ™‚ It sure did get me hyper. I thought it would be perfect for today’s theme on the Fat Mum Slim December Photo-A-Day Challenge, ‘Super!’, and didn’t waste any time in taking a picture.

What do I do with this giant now? I am not sure what it would taste like, either. Any suggestions?

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26 Comments Add yours

  1. greenboochi says:

    Thats one big onion! πŸ™‚ If you really like the flavour of onion like me, you can try french onion soup πŸ™‚ ( https://cookingfromheart.wordpress.com/2013/04/25/french-onion-soup-my-style/ )The onion has to roasted to a deep golden color, which means the soup tastes very oniony. S didnt like it the first time he tried and has not wanted to try it again πŸ™‚

    1. @Greenboochi

      That’s one giant onion, no? πŸ™‚

      I doubt either the OH or I would like onion soup. 😦

  2. amitasingh10 says:

    The place where we live currently, we only get these onions. The normal red onions are too expensive costing Rs 240 per pound (Yes, Kanjoos Kanjoos me). I use these onions instead our the normal red onions ( Call me boring). The white onion is much more difficult to chop. It tears up the eyes badly.

    1. @Amitasingh10

      I would have done the same in your situation. πŸ™‚

      What do these onions taste like?

      1. amitasingh10 says:

        Well, they taste the same ( at least when cooked). They are a bit more strong tasting when eaten raw. Well, Punjabis love onion salad ( with lemon and salt and a chopped green pepper thrown in) so we did attempt eating it raw but abandoned our effort soon.

        India I miss you. 😦 πŸ˜€

      2. @Amitasingh10

        I love the onion salad with dishes like chhole bhature and rajma. πŸ™‚

  3. I second the above suggestion TGND! French onion soup… or a carmelized onion tart! yum!

    1. @Twogourmetsfrombangalore

      I doubt we will like the soup, but the onion tart does sound lovely. Recipe for the tart, please?

      Welcome here! πŸ™‚

  4. Christine pratico says:

    I agree, a soup is a very solution, yummy …. I like it

    1. @Christine Pratico

      So many votes for French onion soup! Wow! πŸ™‚

      I think now I have got to find a restaurant that sells this soup and try it out!

  5. This is the same onion I buy too and I remember my parents being amazed at how large it was πŸ˜€ These are sold as ‘cooking onions’ at the store where I get them. It tastes nice in almost anything!

    1. @Perspectivesandprejudices

      Oh, okay!

  6. That gotta be crazy..yeah in my part of the world,we get such onions. By the way, its fun that he brought it. Sheer madness! Loving it:)

  7. Ss says:

    You could probably call this yellow onion, the most commonly used and cheapest in the US. There is also the red onion and the white onion that are a bit more expensive. You can use this in say an onion bases gravy like channa masala or maybe onion pakoras. Or in sambar or as a substitute for your regular onion. This way you can see the difference in taste. I think you will find it sweeter than our onions in India. Other than that, I would say it is pretty similar.

    I enjoy you blog and best wishes to your family and your baby daughter.

    1. @SS

      Thank you, SS. Glad you enjoy reading my blog. πŸ™‚

      Thanks for the onion-usage suggestions as well!

  8. Bhavani says:

    This is the regular size of an onion here. These onions are a little sweet and are not pungent like the red ones. I always miss the taste of Indian onions. You can use it for anything…subji, daal just like regular ones.

    1. @Bhavani

      I thought it would be a little sweet compared to Indian onions. Thanks!

  9. Suko says:

    I am not sure how large this Giant Onion is. You don’t have to use it all at once. Onions are wonderful cut up and roasted with spices and other veggies in the oven. This is a simple way to enjoy “onion goodness”. Cooking the onion will make it sweeter and less bitter. πŸ™‚

    1. @Suko

      I just realised I should have put a normal-sized (as per Indian standards) onion next to this giant before taking a picture, so that people can get the right estimate of how large it is.

      Yes, roasting onion with other veggies does sound fantastic. Thanks for the idea!

      BTW, we believe that once you cut up an onion, you should use it all at once. Stored cut onions release enzymes that are, apparently, not good for health.

  10. hAAthi says:

    Onion rings, or Onion pakodas!

    1. @Haathi

      Onion pakodas is a great idea.

      How do you make onion rings? Have never even tried out how they taste in a restaurant, never made them at home. 😦

      1. hAAthi says:

        http://hungryandexcited.com/foodeos/foodeo-4/
        Its basically an onion pakoda. I made an Indianised version of it using rings of onion instead of chopping it up. You can make this by skipping the beer (since youre breast feeding Im not sure if you should cook with beer :P) and adding water instead (a little bit at a time, ensuring the batter isnt too runny or it will not cling to the pakodas), and add 1/2-1 tsp baking soda.

      2. @Haathi

        I don’t drink anyway, and try not to consume foods with alcohol. Christmas cakes are the only exception I make in this regard. πŸ™‚

        Thanks a ton for the link!

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