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March 16, 2014

TRIED ’N’ TRUE: A recipe for a family who loves onions

In our family, we love onions. My sister, Pam, sent me this recipe.

When Gene and I were first married I made everything with onions (his mother didn’t flavor her meals). They were good old country meals — meat, potatoes, gravy and desserts. My family also farmed but mother always flavored her meals with onions and garlic. Use whatever flavor crackers your family likes. Each different flavor of crackers makes a different taste. It’s wonderful and surprising. Thanks, Pam.

Onion Pie

30 small crackers (crushed)

1⁄2 cup margarine or butter (melted)

3 cups sliced onions

1⁄4 cup margarine

1⁄2 pound grated sharp Chedder cheese

1⁄2 cup scalded milk

3 eggs (beaten)

1⁄2 teaspoon salt

1⁄2 teaspoon pepper

• Make a crust with the crushed crackers and 1⁄2 cup margarine and line bottom of casserole dish.

• Saute onions in 1⁄4 cup margarine.

• Layer over crust.

• Sprinkle grated cheese over onion layer.

• Mix scalded milk, beaten eggs, salt and pepper.

• Pour over onions and cheese in casserole.

• Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.

Jackie Lindley is a great-grandmother and retired Clark County, Ill., farmer. Send comments and recipes to her at 20472 E. 500th Road, West Union, IL 62477.

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