My love affair with Onions! aka Saturday Brunch Celebration…..


What is it about this vegetable that even though it makes my eyes tear up, I still chop, chop, chop?! Its aroma, its amazing flavor….the wonderful accompaniment alongside other ingredients that elevate a simple quiche to an experience….quite simply, an onion’s caramelization makes me happy. Yes, onions make me happy, even though they make me cry. Quite a conundrum, wouldn’t you say? But I will not give them up!

In celebration that Hurricane Isaias is not going to visit South Florida, as soon as I came home from running early morning Saturday pre-storm errands, I found myself in the kitchen, chopping a large white onion as I envisioned an onion and potato Spanish style quiche. Off came the outer layer, and I continued cutting it, even though my eyes were irritated by the syn-propanethial-S-oxide the onion released when I chopped it.

I sauteed the onion and chopped some leftover mini red potatoes into small pieces, as well as a third cup of bacon.  As soon as the onion started caramelizing, in went the potatoes with a dash of Himalayan Pink salt, a teaspoon of ground rainbow peppercorns, and the bacon.  In a bowl, 5 large eggs were beaten with 3/4 cup of almond milk, as well as one teaspoon of salt and pepper.  As soon as the onions, potatoes and bacon were cooked through, they were placed in an oven safe quiche plate, covered  with half a cup of chopped parmesan cheese, and the egg mixture.  It cooked for 45 minutes at 375 degrees. I could smell the wonderful aroma emanating from the kitchen, as I did some housekeeping.

Needless to say, I rushed to put together a colorful plate so I could finally take a bite of this amazing onion quiche, and did not withhold a sigh of wonder at the flavors that burst on my palate.  The combination of the caramelized onions, with the potatoes, bacon, eggs and cheese was amazing and so filling! I will certainly make this again, as it was quite delicious. And yes, in case you are wondering, I just had one slice. It was enough, alongside 1/2 of a meat empanada, a few cherries, grapes and one kiwi. A cup of cafe au lait with almond milk finished this wonderful brunch.

What did you have for lunch today? Happy Weekend, everyone!




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