Recipe by SSHODGDON
"This eggy, cheesy pie is a great seasonal side dish in place of potatoes, rice, pasta, etcetera."
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1 1/2 cups
crushed buttery round crackers
sliced sweet onions
ground white pepper
shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
Not a vidalia onion season has gone by without being asked to make it several times. I am always asked for the recipe. I only use 4 Tablespoons of butter in the crust (saltines do not work, you must use Ritz type crackers). I use whole milk instead of half and half, but nonfat or lowfat milks don't cut it. Topped with about a cup of cheese, this pie is an awesome side for grilled meats.
Like reviewer, Wilemon, I added 1/2c cheese to egg mixture, and 1/2c to top of pie. And as Cookin'mama recommended, next time I would reduce the butter in the crust as it was a bit greasy. All in all, it was good. Very rich though; richer than what we are used to eating. Thanks for sharing your recipe, Susan!
This makes a delicious & easy side dish and substitutions work well. I used a variety of left over crackers and a mix of swiss and asiago cheeses. I also added thyme but any of your favorite herbs would work well.
We all love this recipe. I have made it for the last 7 Christmases, once I got the recipe out of my mother-in-law : ) Hers was very specific stating 52 ritz crackers and if Vidalia Onions aren't in season, add sugar to the onions while sauteing them. I am a big fan of sweetening the onions, so do it even when the Vidalia onions are in season. I also make it 1-2 days ahead and just reheat the day of, to free oven space (the microwave even works...gasp!). Enjoy!
Very good recipe. In the future, I think I'll use crescent rolls as the crust.
So yummy - definitely a "treat" recipe though! I cut down on the fat and added to the cheesiness a little by using a pottle of low-fat cottage cheese instead of half n half; I whizzed it in the blender with the eggs and cheese to make a smooth custard. Excellent as a wedge served with crispy crunchy salad for a vegetarian meal, or with crisp bacon and salad for meat eaters.
Wow was this great! Not 'oniony' at all, although my 7 year old was still turned off by seeing them there. I followed the recipe the first time. The second time I added mushrooms and a small tomato. It passes my versatility test.
Easy and very tasty. I would have liked the crust to be a little crispier. Maybe I'll try baking it for 10 minutes first the next time I make this. A great complement to burgers.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Sweet Vidalia Onion Pie
Serving Size: 1/8 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 164
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