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Onions compared to Onion Powder

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by billclarkson, Mar 11, 2007.

  1. Well all i am one person who loves all these neat recipes and i would have to say that 95% of them call for chopped or sliced or diced onions. I have to confess that the only way that anyone can get a onion passed me is if they mush it up that it is almost a liquid. i just can not bit into a onion, if i do i turn just as white as the white behind these messages. So my question is this, how much onion powder would i need to use to say be equilivant to say half a medium sized onion? I am hoping that someone besides me is also unable to bite into a onion. Now as far as mushing up a onion for sauces or mops that works out okay since i am not gonna bite into a onion. So any help is muchly appreciated.....

  2. deejaydebi

    deejaydebi Legendary Pitmaster

    Bill -

    I can't stand raw onions but I do like to use them cooked as a spice. In salad dressings I use onion powder so I don't have to bite into a raw onion.

    To under your question:

    1 medium diced onion = 1 tablespoon of onion powder


  3. jmastera

    jmastera Smoke Blower

    1 small onion = 1/3 cup = 1 teaspoon onion powder = 1 tablespoon dried onion flakes

    Hope this works out for you. I found this online. I don't have the problem wit onions myself, but don't always like usinging them whole so I will give this a try as well.
  4. larry maddock

    larry maddock Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    i do the cooking
    my honey does the dishes

    i luv the taste of onions..
    my honey will not eat things with onions that she can see..

    powdered onion is used in 95% of the food around these parts..[​IMG]
  5. smoked

    smoked Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    there is also no saying you can't omit the onion and add something else if you like......but for me.....I like onion almost as much as I like garlic..... [​IMG]
  6. chris_harper

    chris_harper Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    i hate onions, but the flavor is ok by me; i do not like the texture i guess. i do not like much "crunchy" stuff. even cooked onions i do not like, they are still crunchy to me. i use onion powder though, on just about everything i smoke.
  7. DON'T LIKE ONIONS!!!!!!? How?
    My kids eat them like apples. But they won't eat a tomato unless it's whole and fresh.
    I won't eat an olive of any color.
    My wife will eat anything that grows up or down from dirt.
    But onions? You folks are silly.
  8. Chris! Ya can’t have a Cajun Trinity (the best smell in the world!) without Onyuns! Don’tcha Know! [​IMG]
  9. vulcan75001

    vulcan75001 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Not liking onions???? Raw or cooked!!!!! thats almost sacrilegious..[​IMG] and if ya start raggin on garlic...well there are serous issues to get worked out....[​IMG]
  10. chris_harper

    chris_harper Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    i love garlic. i just don't like onions. i do use onion powder though.
  11. cajunsmoker

    cajunsmoker Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I had no idea there was such prejudice left in the world[​IMG]

    I eat onions on my ice cream[​IMG]
  12. That's funny. My daughter puts ice cream on her salad.
  13. teacup13

    teacup13 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    my missus didnt like onions when we met... started her with roasted red(purple) onions...she liked those, then started to mince them...if she doesnt bite into a raw onion she is ok with it..

    me i love them... you cant have a steak without fried onions..lol

    and i dont think there are any garlic haters here... better not be..lmao
  14. Mmm, roasted onions. My favorite onion recipe:

    Core out a Vidalia onion using an apple corer, leaving the bottom blossom end intact. Put a beef boullion cube inside the cored-out onion. Add some black pepper, and top it with 1 tbsp of butter. Wrap the onion in foil, and roast it until the onion is soft. It's dead simple and VERY tasty. I make this every time Vidalias are in season.
  15. deejaydebi

    deejaydebi Legendary Pitmaster

    Onion does make a great spice as does garlic they just go together. I don't think ever ever met anyone who doesn't like garlic, but most peple don't want to bite into a clove or anything. There are both the same plant family.
  16. Wow did not think there would be this much of a reply but i see that i am not the only one who can not stand the crunch of a onion. Was not real sure how much onion powder equalled say 1/2 a onion but i see a few have answered my question and thank you so much for that. I like others like the flavor of a onion but just not the crunch and sometimes the smell of onions. But to each their own and again thanks.

  17. teacup13

    teacup13 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    try a shallot next time then... or go with a spanish onion... they dont have that kick that a regular cooking onion has but are really nice
  18. tonto1117

    tonto1117 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I do not like them in a box. I do not like them with a fox. I do not like them in a house. I do not like them with a mouse. I do not like them here or there. I do not like them anywhere. I do not like green eggs and ham.(onions) I do not like them, Sam-I-am.

    Sorry, ever since this post started I couln't get this out of my nogging[​IMG] Feel beeter now[​IMG]

    Just for the record I help keep the onion growers of america stay in businness!!!!
  19. smoked

    smoked Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    wait...as a pizano...ummmm onion and garlic are the main ingredients!!!! really.....

    banging my head....on something........ [​IMG] (here I am just some idiot german type dude...)
  20. tonto1117

    tonto1117 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    No smoked.... I love them..heck I'd probably put them in my cereal if folks didn't recoil in horror[​IMG] Just had that Dr Suess thing running around in my brain.