Uncle Wilson's Grilled Onions
- 6 large sweet white onions, such as Vidalia
- 12 strips bacon
- 2 tablespoons butter
- Salt and pepper
Peel and wash the onions. With the point of a small, sharp knife, cut a 1-inch core from the top of each onion and make shallow slits in a circle around the top. Wrap 2 slices of bacon horizontally around each onion, and secure them with toothpicks. Then put 1 teaspoon of butter in each core. Season with salt and pepper.
Place each onion on a square of aluminum foil and bring the edges together at the top, leaving a small opening for steam to escape. Put the foil-wrapped onions on the grill and cook for 1 hour, or until the onions are tender when pierced with the tip of a knife. You can also bake in the oven at 350 degrees F for 1 hour. Cool the onions for a few minutes then unwrap and cut into quarters to serve.
Recipe adapted from Georgia Cooking from an Oklahoma Kitchen by Trisha Yearwood (c) Clarkson Potter 2008
Recipe courtesy of Aida Mollenkamp