RECIPE: Some onion recipes from the past – Have you tried these?

Have you ever tried these recipes with onions?



Onions and Cottage Cheese

10 medium onions

1 carton cottage cheese

½ pint cream

Salt and pepper to taste

Slice and boil onions until tender, drain and add other ingredients. Heat, but do not boil. Serves 6.


Creamed Onions and Peanuts

Allow 2 medium sized onions per person. Slice into rings and boil in salted water until tender, then drain. Make a thick cream sauce with added grated cheese. Put a layer of onions in a casserole than a layer of cream sauce and a layer of chopped peanuts. Repeat ending with a layer of sauce and nuts. Bake in oven until hot and brown on top. Oven 350 degrees. Especially good with ham.

French Fried Onions

6 large Spanish or Bermuda onions


2 eggs beaten together

1/1/3 cups flour

2 teaspoons salt

8 tablespoons water

Cut onions in ¼ inch slices. Separate into rings and cover with ice water for 20 minutes. Drain and dry rings. Dip into batter and fry in deep fat 450 degrees. Place rings in paper lined pan and keep warm in low oven with door open or on hot tray. Sprinkle generously with salt. Serves eight.

VINEGAR OF THE FOUR THIEVES: Recipes & curious tips from the past  Now in paperback, makes a great gift!

About Donna R Causey

Donna R. Causey, resident of Alabama, was a teacher in the public school system for twenty years. When she retired, Donna found time to focus on her lifetime passion for historical writing. She cohost the Podcast: Alabama Grist Mill and developed the websites www.alabamapioneers and

All her books can be purchased at and Barnes & Noble.

She has authored numerous genealogy books.
RIBBON OF LOVE: A Novel Of Colonial America (TAPESTRY OF LOVE)
is her first novel in the Tapestry of Love about her family where she uses actual characters, facts, dates and places to create a story about life as it might have happened in colonial Virginia. Faith and Courage: Tapestry of Love (Volume 2)
is the second book and the third FreeHearts: A Novel of Colonial America (Book 3 in the Tapestry of Love Series)
Discordance: The Cottinghams (Volume 1)
is the continuation of the story. .

For a complete list of books, visit Donna R Causey

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