Spanish Onion Stew


3 Spanish onions
1 large carrot
1 medium size turnip
3 cups water
1 ounce butter
1 teaspoon salt
½ dozen peppercorns tied in muslin
A few sticks of celery


  • Slice the carrot and turnip and fry a few minutes in the butter, place them in a saucepan together with the onions cut in quarters, the water, salt, celery and peppercorns. 
  • Boil gently until quite tender and the gravy is reduced.
  • Serve with warm toast or garlic bread.

Makes 4 servings.

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Did You Know?
Wide-ranging claims have been made for the effectiveness of onions against conditions ranging from the common cold to heart disease, diabetes, osteoporosis, and other diseases.

Onions contain chemical compounds believed to have  anticholesterol,
anticancer, anti-inflammatory,  and antioxidant properties such as quercetin.

However, it has not been conclusively demonstrated that increased consumption of onions is directly linked to health benefits.

Some studies have shown that increased consumption of onions reduces the risk of head and neck cancers.

In India some sects do not eat onion due to its alleged aphrodisiac properties.