Thursday, May 13, 2010

Green Onion Biscuits

I have a ton of green onions. Actually, only three large bunches from my Produce Basket, but it seems like a lot when I've been using them for over a week. I've been using them as a regular onion replacement in recipes, but after spending some time searching around online, I thought I might have found a fun little recipe.

The verdict?
My son loves biscuits, so when he saw I was whipping these up he got pretty excited. Then, I threw in the green onions and he just about lost it... "I don't want those in there!" and at dinner time he unhappily picked around the onions.
My husband thought they tasted good, and I enjoyed that they weren't just basic biscuits, but next I think I'll keep my biscuits unadorned, at least for my son's sake!

**Update on 5/14/10 Made these as Egg & Cheese Sandwiches for lunch the next day. Wow, were they great! Too savory for breakfast, but a fantastic lunch!**

I'm sharing this at Eat at Home's Ingredient Spotlight: Onions.
Green Onion Biscuits
recipe adapted from allrecipes.com and the Betty Crocker Cookbook
Serves: 6

2 cups all purpose flour *
1 tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 cup butter or shortening
1/2 cup finely chopped green onions
3/4 cup milk

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Mix flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and onion powder in a medium bowl. Cut in butter/shortening using pastry blender or crisscrossing 2 knives, until mixture looks like fine crumbs. Add the onions, and lightly toss to coat the onions

Stir in milk until dough leaves side of bowl (dough will be soft and sticky). Place dough on lightly floured surface. Knead lightly 10 times. Roll or pat 1/2 inch thick. Cut with floured 2 to 2 1/4 inch round cutter.

Place on ungreased cookie sheet (I use a cast iron skillet) about 1 inch apart for crusty sides, touching for soft sides. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown. immediately remove from cookie sheet. Serve warm.

*If using self-rising flour, omit baking powder and salt

Easy Cooking | Simple Cooking

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