“He that but looketh on a plate of ham and eggs to lust after it hath already committed breakfast with it in his heart.”

Friday, May 20, 2011

Eggs and Onions - Nothing to Cry About

Before anything else, let me just say how sorry I am if this post moves you to tears. Today, you see, we'll be cooking eggs with.... onions. Don't fret. In case you haven't heard, there are ways to avoid tearing up when slicing an onion. Check it out here

So, are we set? I've lined up a choice sampling of egg dishes that depend on onions for that extra something.

You've tried French Onion Soup, oui?  Click on the photo caption for a recipe for eggs with the unmistakable flavor of that soup. 
Frenched Eggs

On EveryDay with Rachel Ray, Pam Abrams shared a dish called Baked Eggs on Cheesy Caramelized Onions. It calls for two pounds of leeks, and a pound a half of onions! 

Baked Eggs on Cheesy Caramelized Onions

Now here's something you don't see everyday - an egg and onion salad without mayo!


We move from Kosher to Korean. This is a pancake-like egg dish from Korea made from nothing more than eggs and onions. 

Egg and Onion BuChim

And here's Stracciata - which is Italian for scrambled eggs. For this dish, Italians like using red onions. 

Stracciata w/ Red Cannara Onions

Finally, here's something really interesting. The Cherokees have a springtime ritual of gathering wild onions. They use them in a simple scrambled egg dish that is then frozen, so it can be eaten the rest of the year. I wasn't able to find any picture of the Wild Onions and Eggs dish, so I briefly toyed with the idea of making it myself. But of course I know I couldn't possibly approximate the flavor of wild onions, from the thoroughly domesticated bunch sitting in my pantry. Let me just leave you then with a picture of wild onions, so you'll recognize them in case you're out in the woods somewhere. 

Wild Onions


  1. Since my alter-ego is a woodland nymph, I can vouch for the wild onions' profile pic. And yes, they have been known to levitate like that.