Baked or seared onion appetizer
Containing nutritious quercetin, onion can be used as spice or main ingredient. This tasty baked or seared onion appetizer is made with olive oil or butter.
Servings 2 people
- 1 red onion (use yellow or red onions, higher in quercetin than white ones)
- 1 tbsp olive oil (or butter if searing in a pan)
Method 1: baking the onion
Preheat oven to 350 F degrees.
Cut the onion in two, and also slightly trim the bottom edges for the half cuts to stand horizontal. Keep the skin on to retain moisture during the baking process.
Also cut the inside of the onion in 6-8 slices. Only cut the inner parts while leaving the skin intact for the outside layer to remain whole.
Add the oil on the top of each half and spread it evenly to cover the horizontal surface.
Bake for 30 minutes, then serve immediately.
Method 2: searing the onion
Slice the onion in half, then remove the outer skin layer.
Place oil or butter in a frying pan and heat on medium level.
As soon as the butter is melted, add the onion cuts into the pan. Lower heat to slow cooking
Sear on each side for a total of 15 to 20 minutes, then serve immediately.
Calories: 83kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Fat: 7g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 80mg | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 0.1mg