1 ounce cooked vermicelli
½ ounce bread crumbs
¼ ounce butter, melted
1 large egg
1 teaspoon cream or milk
1 teaspoon chopped parsley
1 teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon grated lemon rind
¼ teaspoon mixed herbs of your choice
¼ teaspoon pepper
1 ounce melted butter for baking
- Boil the onions in salted
water for half an hour, then remove the
skins and scoop out the centres.
- Chop onion centres very fine
and add to the other ingredients,
including the egg. Stir well.
- Preheat oven to 350º F
- Fill the onions
with this mixture, place them in a baking dish
containing the 1 ounce of butter, and bake for about 1 to 1½
hour, covered. Baste them occasionally.
- Serve with your favorite gravy.
Makes 6 servings.
NOTE: Rice, semolina, or some other
leftover pasta may
be used in place
of the vermicelli.
If you don't have Spanish onions, you can substitute them with sweet
white onions, and shorten the baking time a bit.
|In many parts of the world, onions
are used to heal blisters and boils.
A traditional Maltese remedy for sea urchin wounds is to tie half a
baked onion to the afflicted area overnight.
An application of raw onion is also said to be helpful in reducing
swelling from bee stings.
In the United States, products that contain onion extract are used in
the treatment of topical scars; some studies have found their action to
be ineffective, while others found that they may act as an
anti-inflammatory or bacteriostatic and can improve collagen
organization in rabbits.