Monday, May 14, 2012

Secret Recipe Club: Vidalia Onion Pie

It's Secret Recipe Club time again, and Meredith and were really excited about May's assignment: Ellie from The Bitchin' Kitchin'. Ellie is from Hoboken New Jersey, birthplace of Baseball and Frank Sinatra.

It was difficult to decide which of Ellie's recipes to make. Not because her blog was difficult to navigate, or because she didn't have a wonderfully easy-to-follow list of recipes, but because there were so many excellent recipes to choose from. From her Buffalo Chicken Dip, to Crockpot Barbecue Beer Chicken, to Chicken Tinga to any of awestastic cupcake recipes that would make Max from 2 Broke Girls blush.

In the end, we decided to go with the Vidalia Onion Pie. Not that I won't be trying those other recipes some time soon, but because I love onions. I can eat them raw (to Meredith's chagrin). I ran into a little stumbling block where I clearly had too much pie filling for my 9-inch crust and made a big mess on the counter. It could be because I used 1 kilo of onions instead of 2 pounds (2.2 kilos/pound). In the end, I used two nine-inch pies. However, a good, deep 10-inch crust should do the trick.

The Pies turned out amazing, of course, and we served it with a salad with sesame dressing. I ate half of one pie myself in a single sitting. The leftovers disappeared quickly the next day and the extra pie was devoured by our neighbours.

[Note to SRC members: everything is on auto-pilot for a couple of days. We promise to visit as many reveals as possible by the end of the week.]

Vidalia Onion Pie

1 10" frozen pie crust, thawed
1/4 egg yolk (for egg wash)
1 tsp water (for egg wash)
1/2 cup butter
1 kilo Vidalia onions, thinly sliced
3 large eggs (you can use the rest of the egg from the egg wash)
1 cup sour cream
3 tbsp flour
½ cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1 tsp habanero sauce
2 tbsp freshly grated parmesan cheese
  1. Preheat oven to 450-degrees.
  2. Brush egg wash on the inside of the pie crust.
  3. Place crust in the refrigerator until filling is ready.
  4. In a deep pan over medium heat, melt butter. Add onions and saute until translucent.
  5. Set onions aside in a separate bowl and let cool for at least 10 minutes.
  6. While onions are cooling, whisk together eggs, sour cream, flour, 1/2 cup parmesan cheese, salt, pepper, and habanero sauce.
  7. Fold in onion mixture and pour combined mixture into pie crust.
  8. Top with parmesan cheese and bake for 20 minutes.
  9. Reduce oven temperature to 325-degrees for another 20 minutes, or until center is set.

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  1. Daniel, I must say you've picked a real winner this month. The onion pie looks fantastic. I love onions too and don't mind eating them raw as well. I can't wait to try this one out!

  2. I had to pin this recipe for later b/c it looks amazing :)

  3. This looks amazing! I'm a huge onion fan and this pie looks perfect

  4. Dan,
    I like my onions cooked, just the way they are in this awesome looking Vadalia onion pie.

  5. The Onion pie looks absolutely delicious, I do not know what vadalia onions are,but surely your pie crust looks yum...

  6. Yummerific! This looks wonderful :) Visiting you from SRC! :) <3

  7. Sounds like my dream, but my onion-hater friend's nightmare! I love onions!

    be sure to check out May is avocado and asparagus month! We'd love if you'd link up any recipes you may have!

  8. Ahhh I love you guys and I'm so excited you got my blog for SRC this month! I adore this pie in all it's cheesy and onion-y goodness. Seeing this post makes me realize that I should make it again. Soon!

    1. We were very happy to have been assigned your blog. Just waiting for occasions to try out some more of your yummy recipes! Take care.

  9. I have never made onion pie but, it is only becausei know i will eat half as well. Yum!

  10. Hi Daniel,
    We have these lovely onions in our garden this will be a great recipe for us to try.
    Cooking with you in the SRC-B
    Miz Helen

  11. I love onions and could eat half the pie myself too. I think in my house I would have to eat the whole thing because I am the only one that loves onions. Looks delicious!

  12. This sounds wonderful, nice selection:)

  13. I've never heard about onion pie before but it sure looks delicious!


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