Hot dog onions are not exactly what you would expect from an onion.
But they’re not the worst onion you can eat.
The popular edible is a little more common in the U.S., Canada, and the UK.
And while they’re usually a bit on the small side, they’re definitely worth trying out.
In a word, they are.
So let’s take a look at what you can find at the grocery store, where they’re available and what to look out for when you’re cooking with them.
Where to Find Shower Onion Inflates: Shower onions can be found at the following grocery stores: Best Buy, Costco, Wal-Mart, Kroger, Target, Kroft, Sam’s Club, Krog Market, Safeway, Whole Foods, and Whole Foods Market.
How to Prepare: You’ll need a large bowl of onions.
You can use a large skillet or saucepan for cooking the onions.
But I prefer to use a slow cooker because it takes less time and it doesn’t need to be constantly running.
You’ll want to keep the onions in the bowl.
You don’t want them browning, so they can’t be heated or stirred.
To brown onions, simply cook them on low for a few minutes.
If the onions are a little too mushy, just add more water to thin them out a bit.
After the onions have browned, remove from heat and let them cool completely.
They’ll be a little mushy.
But don’t worry, the onions will come out crisp and juicy!
How to Use: When you’re ready to cook with the shower onions, add them to a bowl of a skillet.
You want them to be coated in butter or oil, but don’t overdo it.
Place them in the pan on the stove top and saute until they are slightly golden and browned.
Add more butter to the pan as needed.
As you can see, you don’t need a ton of butter, but it helps to add a little to give the onions a nice, crispy brown exterior.
Serve the onions over warm rice or pasta.
Or use them to make a soup.
They’re a great addition to pasta or rice, especially if you have some leftovers for a dinner party.
And, of course, you can cook the shower onion over a pot of chicken broth or soup!
They’ll also be a great side dish to pasta.
For a pasta meal, just cook the onions and vegetables in the pasta for a bit, then add some roasted broccoli, chopped spinach, and a few roasted red peppers.