*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                             MEZGALDI OF ONIONS
 
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 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Appetizers                       Vegetables
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    2       lb           Spanish onions, sliced
      2/3   c            Olive oil
      1/4   ts           Powdered saffron
    1       t            Ginger
    1       t            Black peppercorns, crushed
    4       tb           Cinnamon
    2       tb           Sugar
    2       ea           Celery stalks
 
   Arrange onions in layers in a large shallow bowl.
   Combine oil, saffron, ginger, pepper, half cinnamon &
   sugar.  Pour over onions, add just enough water to
   cover.  Mix well & let marinate for 2 hours. Place
   celery stalks crossways in the bottom of a tagine or
   casserole. This protects the onions from scorching.
   Arrange onions in overlapping layers & pour over
   marinade.  Sprinkle with remaining cinnamon & sugar.
   Cover tagine & cook at 325F for 30 to 40 minutes &
   then uncover & brown under a broiler just before
   serving.  The onions should be lsightly caramelized &
   very tender.
  
 
 
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