Yesterday we could celebrate Onion Day for the second time. As host of the event I had to participate of course. ;-)

2nd Onion Day

I prepared a simple but tasty onion sauce served and served it with Spaghetti.

2nd Onion Day - slice onion
By slicing the onion I was crying. And you did you follow one of these secrets?

For the sauce the onions need to cook up to one hour until tender. I did this in my Hotpan. The Hotpan is very practical. All you need to do is to heat your dish briefly, place the Hotpan in its insulating bowl and the Hotpan will take care of the rest of the cooking. The food stays hot in the Hotpan for up to two hours. It’s a very healthy cooking method and you can save up to 60 % energy.

Spaghetti with Onion Sauce
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2nd Onion Day - Spaghetti with Onion Sauce

1 big onion, sliced & separated into rings
olive oil and ghee
salt, pepper
4-5 tb white wine
parsley, chopped
Parmesan, grated

100 g Spaghetti

I sautéed the onion rings with a little salt in ghee and olive oil just for a few minutes, then I closed the Hotpan and let it stand for 5 minutes on low temperature then I placed it for the rest of the time (about 50 minutes) in its insulating bowl.

2nd Onion Day - tender onion rings in Hotpan
Tender onion rings in Hotpan.

Once the onion rings were tender I placed the Hotpan back to the stove. Let evaporate all liquid added white wine and let evaporate again. Seasoned with salt and pepper. At the end the onions should have a nice golden tan.

Then I cooked the Spaghetti in plenty of salted water, drained them when “al dente”.

I mixed Spaghetti, parmesan, parsley and sauce and served it immediately.

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If you tend to flatulence like me, you should spend the evening alone at home. ;-)

How a Swiss farmer family prepares onion braids for the stand at the famous Zibelemärti (onion market) in Bern: