John Rice Irwin's Baked Onions

1
Susan Feliciano

By
@frenchtutor

Another recipe I'd like to share from the Oak Ridge, TN "Cooking Behind the Fence" cookbook.
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.

Rating:

★★★★★ 2 votes

Comments:
Serves:
how many onions you got?
Prep:
5 Min
Cook:
1 Hr

Ingredients

How to Make John Rice Irwin's Baked Onions

Step-by-Step

  1. Grab a handful of onions, just as they come from the store, skins and all, and put them into a pan.
  2. Put the pan in a 425-degree preheated oven. Bake 45-60 minutes, depending on the size of the onions.
  3. When the onions are done, they will feel mushy, not crunchy, when stuck with a fork. Gently pop them out of their skins and serve with salt and butter.

Printable Recipe Card

About John Rice Irwin's Baked Onions

Course/Dish: Vegetables



Show 8 Comments & Reviews

14 Easy Mother’s Day Recipes

14 Easy Mother’s Day Recipes


Making Mom breakfast in bed has never been easier! These easy breakfast recipes are beginner-cook friendly, so anyone can make them. As long as you can mix ingredients and turn the oven on, you can make these recipes. Make Mother’s Day the day she deserves by treating her to a delicious breakfast.

8 Fun & Flavorful Margarita Recipes

8 Fun & Flavorful Margarita Recipes


Guacamole and chips just taste a little better with a margarita. Sitting on the back patio on a warm day is a tad more relaxing sipping on a frozen margarita. They are traditionally made with tequila, triple sec, and lime juice. One reason we love margaritas, though, is you can adjust ingredients to suit your […]

Fresh Fruit Salad Recipes for Summer

Fresh Fruit Salad Recipes for Summer


Need to bring a dessert to a barbecue and not sure what to make? Want to surprise your family with a special summertime treat? Why not make a homemade fruit salad! They’re easy to prepare and always crowd-pleasing. You can customize the recipe based on your preferred fruit and what is in season. Whether you prefer […]