VIDALIA ONION PIE BY SALLYE

sallye bates

By
@grandedame

Vidalia onions are the sweetest, best tasting onions in the world and are only grown in Vidalia GA. There's something about the soil there that keeps the onions unique. They are only available for a short time in the late spring and early summer.

When I lived in SC and my daughter lived in Atlanta, we would make a special weekend trip to buy onions in Vidalia (now you can get them at most supermarkets during season).

Here'a a good way to enjoy them.


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Serves:

6-8 servings

Prep:

45 Min

Cook:

1 Hr

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1
deep dish frozen pie shell, uncooked
1 Tbsp
olive oil
1 large
shallot, thinly sliced
2 lb
vidalia onions, sliced
1/2 c
chicken or beef broth
1/2 c
port wine
1 c
heavy cream
2 large
eggs, beaten
1 c
asiago cheese, grated
1 tsp
fresh chopped thyme (or 1/2 tsp dried)
1 dash(es)
garlic powder
salt & pepper to taste
1/2 c
chopped fresh parsley or cilantro to garnish

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Heat the oil over medium heat in a heavy skillet

Add the shallots and onions, mix well, and cook until tender (about 5-7 minutes). Stir frequently to avoid burning
2
Increase the heat to high.

Stir in the port and continue cooking until liquid is reduced by half
3
Stir in the broth and continue cooking until liquid is again reduced by half, stirring frequently
4
Stir in the heavy cream and continue cooking once again until liquid is reduced by half. or until the mixture is a smooth cream sauce.

Stir in the thyme, salt, pepper and garlic powder

Remove from heat and cool
5
Stir in the cheese and eggs, cover and cool in refrigerator
6
Preheat the oven to 400ยบ

Spoon the onion mixture into the uncooked pie shell.

Bake on the middle rack for 1 hour or until mixture is set and light golden brown.
7
Garnish with parsley or cilantro and serve warm or at room temperature (similar to a quiche)

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Southern
Other Tag: Healthy