7 Foods That You Didn’t Know Are Made Primarily From Onions

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Onions are not just for spicing up food.

If you’re an onion lover and have been looking for ways to incorporate more onions into your cooking, we’ve got you. Onions can be used to make food all on its own. They are not just meant to be added to your food or as garnishings. Here are some foods made primarily from onions:

1. Onion Rings

These are made by cutting onions into circles which are dipped in batter and fried. It is usually served with ketchup, mayonnaise or mustard.


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2. Zwiebelkuchen

This is a German dish made from steamed onions, chopped bacon, caraway seeds and cream on a crust of yeast dough.


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3. Kachumbari

This is a salad made with chopped tomatoes, onions and peppers. It is popular in Kenya, Tanzania, and many other East African countries.

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4. Onion soup

This is a popular French cuisine made primarily from onions and beef or chicken broth. It can be served with cheese, croutons or just plain bread.


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5. Skirlie

This is a Scottish dish made from oatmeal fried in animal fat or butter and onions.


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6. Onion gravy

The perfect accompaniment to many dishes especially if you love onions. You can use onion gravy to eat fried potatoes and yam as well as potato chips. It is typically made with different kinds of onions (maybe caramelized), beef or chicken broth and flour.


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7. Cebolada

This is a Portuguese onion sauce/stew. It is usually served as an accompaniment to seafood and beef dishes.


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Next time you’re in anywhere where any of these dishes are being prepared, you know what to ask for.