Roots of Flavor: Onion Recipes

International recipes showcasing onions

Beer-Battered Onion Rings

A flavorful batter infused with honey, paprika, and lager beer is the secret to these crunchy onion rings. See the recipe for Beer-Battered Onion Rings » Back to Roots of Flavor »Todd Coleman

Onion and Poppy Seed Bialys

These soft and chewy cousins of bagels are a stalwart of Polish bakeries, where their hole-less centers are filled with caramelized onions and poppy seeds. See the recipe for Onion and Poppy Seed Bialys » Back to Roots of Flavor »Todd Coleman

Creamed Onion Gratin

Sweet, translucent roasted onions marry beautifully with the bechamel and Gorgonzola in this rich casserole. See the recipe for Creamed Onion Gratin » Back to Roots of Flavor »Todd Coleman

Djej Besla - Chicken and Onion Tagine

Onions stew until soft and sweet in this satisfying one-pot chicken dish flavored with saffron, turmeric, lemon, and olives. See the recipe for Djej Besla - Chicken and Onion Tagine » Back to Roots of Flavor »Todd Coleman

Escabeche De Cebolla (Yucatecan Pickled Red Onions)

Red onions soak up the flavors of oregano and cumin in this classic pickle relish, served with fresh seafood in Yucatan, Mexico. See the recipe for Escabeche De Cebolla (Yucatecan Pickled Red Onions) » Back to Roots of Flavor »Todd Coleman

Gosht Dopiaza (Lamb and Onion Curry)

Caramelized onions, infused with cardamom, fennel, and cumin, form the basis for this classic Indian curry, made here with lamb and small, flat cipolline onions, and topped with crispy fried onions. See the recipe for Gosht Dopiaza (Lamb and Onion Curry) » Back to Roots of Flavor »Todd Coleman

Homemade French Onion Dip

Our favorite recipe for this classic dip showcases onions three ways: fried, roasted, and fresh. See the recipe for Homemade French Onion Dip » Back to Roots of Flavor »Todd Coleman

Onion and Bacon Tart

The custardy batter for this dish, a cousin of Yorkshire pudding, puffs like an enormous popover in the oven. See the recipe for Onion and Bacon Tart » Back to Roots of Flavor »Todd Coleman

Parsley and Onion Salad

Fresh onions add cool spice to this simple parsley salad from Jeremiah Cooks (Stewart, Tabori and Chang, 2002) by Jeremiah Tower. See the recipe for Parsley and Onion Salad » Back to Roots of Flavor »Todd Coleman

Poached Trout With Onions and Fennel Seeds

In this recipe, trout is poached in a court bouillon, a fragrant broth of white wine, fennel seeds, and lots of onions. See the recipe for Poached Trout With Onions and Fennel Seeds » Back to Roots of Flavor »Todd Coleman

Roasted Vidalia Onions with Herbed Bread Crumbs

Sweet Vidalia onions, grown in and around the namesake Georgia city, turn even sweeter when roasted with a savory herbed bread crumb topping. See the recipe for Roasted Vidalia Onions with Herbed Bread Crumbs » Back to Roots of Flavor »Todd Coleman

Six-Onion Pizza

This sweet and savory pizza, adapted from a recipe by Michael Leviton, chef and co-owner of Area Four in Cambridge, Massachussetts, showcases the flavor of six kinds of onion. See the recipe for Six-Onion Pizza » Back to Roots of Flavor »Todd Coleman

Vermouth-Spiked Cocktail Onions

Vermouth adds sweet depth to these bar essentials, the key to a classic Gibson martini. See the recipe for Vermouth-Spiked Cocktail Onions » Back to Roots of Flavor »Todd Coleman