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Sunday, June 07, 2009

veg out


O
nions from South Texas that I was told were the sweetest in all the land and since I have not had onions from all the land I would have to agree that these are some darn sweet onions. You might recall that I fried up a big bunch of onion rings but these were not to be consumed as onion rings these were going to become a 'parmesan,' so to speak.



I layered some onions, then a nice mix of cheeses including queso de oaxaca, parmesan, asiago, fontina and provolone, a layer of sliced fresh wild mushrooms, a layer of cheese and marinara sauce, another layer of fried onions, more cheese and marinara, a layer of fresh tomato, more cheese and a final layer of sauce and then large slices of provolone to top it off. Pop it in a 350 oven for 20 minutes until golden and bubbly - let cool slightly and slice.



For you ugly food lovers out there, you know who you are, this was all flavor without any of that distracting beauty - nice personality - pretty on the inside kind of thing, no need to get bogged down with appearances.



It would be so nice with a mesclun salad, but not a pretty salad a real ugly salad to keep with the theme.

36 comments:

finsmom said...

I was curious about what you were going to do with those onion rings!

Reeni♥ said...

I wish I was having this for dinner!!! Onion ring lasagna!!

Marjie said...

..and I'm growing the mesclun mix for your ugly salad!

doggybloggy said...

fins: it somehow makes it seem more nutritional...

reeni: thats right an onion lasgana...

marjie: perfect - I want all the mishaped leaves the unphotogenic ones

Beth said...

DOG!!! those onion rings! DAYUM!!!!! YUMMY!!

Jenn said...

Look at all that cheesy onion goodness. Onion lasagna. I love it!!!

HannahBanana aka Amanda said...

Good grief that sounds good.....cheese, onions, mushrooms, tomatoes....more cheese and then some more cheese....food of the gods I tell you!

doggybloggy said...

beth: the onion rings were good but the onion parmesan was better

jenn: it really turned out tasty..

amanda: it does sound good doesnt it...warmed up later it was even better.

Ciao Chow Linda said...

I love what you did with those onions - and it doesn't look ugly to me either.

burpandslurp said...

That's ugly? why is my stomach growling so loudly?! YUMMM!!!

girlichef said...

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder...and ahhhhh, I'm in love.

snugs said...

I am so glad you put the onions to such good use..btw they are Texas 1015 onions (named after the planting date Oct 15), not only sweet, but really big cuz ya know how we like everything really big in Texas! Now if I could just figure out how to send you fresh yellow fin tuna, we got a mess of it this weekend and I'd love to see what you do with it..

♥peachkins♥ said...

I love onion rings.wish I could pick one right out from the screen..

starrlife said...

Uh- I don't care if my food is pretty! That sure looks good to me though!

Chef Fresco said...

Nice casserole! Looks very delicious!

mermayd said...

that looks really yummy. oh, ps--girlfight no way. i really don't care about these "blog wars" y'all engage in, was defending your tooth comment, but you are in on it or something. i'll just stick to commenting on the food!!

lisaiscooking said...

That is one fantastic idea! I can smell the onion rings and the layered casserole cooking.

Donna-FFW said...

Cheese, onions, marinara, equals a plate full of goodness to me.

Pam said...

I am an onion ring lover and a big fan of ugly food so this is my kind of dish...it looks FANTASTIC!

Jamie said...

I think that is just lovely! I have never been very good at making "pretty" food, so I am definitely one that puts flavor first...middle and last.

Those onion rings look delectable and would ask for just a few before putting the rest in that luscious lasagne.

Belle said...

Oh my goodness. That looks incredible. I guess the secret is to keep the onions slightly crispy?

doggybloggy said...

linda: I have yet to successfully photograph any kind of lasagna to my liking

burp: because its pretty on the inside

girli: sometimes subjective is the best way to be

snugs: thanks for the onions the dish tastes great - omaha steaks can do it then so can you....

peachkins: they do look inviting dont they - and welcome - that tomato thing you made is great!

starr: it has to attract you in some way...

fresco: thanks - it was so easy to make - after I made the onion rings that is...

mermayd: comments and blogs always seem to give half the story -I appreciate what you did though

lisa: I have done this with zucchini also...

donna: oooey goooey goodness at that!

pam: there is an alley for one to go right on up...

jamie: I put flavor first as well but I do like it to be attractive on most occasions...

belle: shhhhh dont tell everyone....

fairyflutters said...

I have no idea what a mesclun salad is but that meal looks yummy to me!

buffalodick said...

Nothing like good onion rings...

The Diva on a Diet said...

I'll take a big plate of that kind of ugly any day. I don't need to date it ... I just want to eat it. What a great idea!

The Diva on a Diet said...

p.s. - I'm blogging some ugly, yet tasty, chow of my own today. I'll shout you out!

Pooja said...

Wow what a great idea to use onion rings in the dish! Looks awesome! Creamy n cheesy..oh wish I could get a bite!

pigpigscorner said...

Where's my meat?! oh well, I happen to like onion rings and mushrooms, so 'll leave out the salad =P

Tanya Kristine said...

hm. that's how i run my dating career.

Jeff said...

I love Texas sweet onions and no matter how hard I try I can't duplicate that taste in my own garden. Stinking soil conditions!

I thought onion rings were perfect but nope this is an awesome idea! Nicely done.

Melody said...

This is my first time here and I think I'm in love. A man who cooks. A man who cooks with onion rings. And a man who can appreciate a great personality over appearance. I'll be back!

MrsLavendula said...

wow! this looks absolutely delicious!!!

TavoLini said...

LOL!! All the flavor, with none of that distracting beauty :)

Looks excellent!

The Duo Dishes said...

Ain't nothin' wrong with ugly. Nothin' wrong with onion rings either. Hand 'em over.

LK- Healthy Delicious said...

those onion rings looks like perfection.

Jill said...

This is truly a work of art...Une jolie-laide.

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