Tagged With alliums

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I, like so many millennials, am a big fan of instant gratification, and am always looking to hack, streamline or otherwise speed up the process of cooking delicious food. There is, however, one tasty treat that is always going to take its sweet, caramelised time: The onion.

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A fried allium is the perfect finishing touch. Whether on top of a medium-rare steak, a creamy potato soup, or a gooey bowl of macaroni and cheese (or like, a salad or something), fried onions, leeks, garlic and the like provide crispy texture and salty, umami-rich, slightly pungent flavour. In short, they are desirable. They also just got a bit more convenient, thanks to this microwave method from Cook's Illustrated.