John Rice Irwin's Baked Onions
John Rice Irwin is the descendent of one of the first families to settle the East Tennessee area, and Clinton/Norris in particular. He is also the owner/curator of our Museum of Appalachia. He has played host to many celebrities - Alex Haley (author of "Roots"), Brooke Shields, Quincy Jones, Oprah Winfrey, and many others. Senator Lamar Alexander (former TN governor) always asks John for the baked onions.
Here is how John submitted his recipe.
- bag of sweet onions
- salt to taste
- butter to taste