Onion Pudding

Advocate staff photo by Heather McClelland  --  Use Vidalia or other sweet onions to make Onion Pudding, a tasty side dish. Show caption
Advocate staff photo by Heather McClelland -- Use Vidalia or other sweet onions to make Onion Pudding, a tasty side dish.

ADVOCATE-TESTED RECIPE

Onion Pudding

Serves 10. Recipe is from Janet Young.

2 medium onions, cut into 8 wedges each (leave the root ends attached)

1 tbl. olive oil

Salt and black pepper to taste

3 tbls. butter, divided

1 clove garlic, minced

3 eggs, lightly beaten

1½ cups milk

1⁄3 cup flour

4 ozs. white cheddar cheese, grated

1 tbl. finely snipped fresh sage

Fresh sage for garnish

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

2. In large skillet, cook onions in hot oil 5 minutes; season with salt and pepper. Add 2 tablespoons butter and the minced garlic; over low heat, continue cooking for 8 minutes or until onions are tender. Remove from heat and set aside.

3. Grease 10 to 12 individual 5- to 7-ounce baking dishes with remaining 1 tablespoon butter and set aside.

4. In separate large mixing bowl, add eggs and milk; whisk in flour. Add cheese and snipped sage. Whisk to blend.

5. Divide onion mixture among the individual dishes. Pour egg mixture over onions.

6. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until puffed and golden brown. Remove and let stand 10 minutes. Serve warm. Garnish tops with fresh sage leaf, if desired.