I was looking at a giant box of onions I have sitting out in my garage and I thought about how satisfying it was to grow them. Letting them go to waste would be horrible- so I better get to some cooking.
Now started to wonder; “What can I make, that would use a lot of onions?”
Some kind of sandwich? Hmm…Intriguing…
I selected about 7 medium sized onions, then sliced them about 3/8″ wide. I carmelized them with about 1/4 cup of olive oil and a few cloves of garlic. I did this on a low temperature, it took about 45 minutes or so.
Next, I looked around the garden for anything else that might be ready to be picked. We really do have a lot right now. I got some eggplant, some poblano chiles, and some roma tomatoes.
I roasted the chiles over an open flame on my stove. (That makes the whole house smell wonderful. If you haven’t done this, give it a try) Then I sauteed the poblanos with the eggplant, tomatoes and some salt and pepper. That took about 5 minutes.
I also prepared a yogurt with coriander, cayenne pepper and garlic salt. I topped it off with fresh sliced tomato, cucumbers, sweet green peppers and basil.
What’s the verdict? Absolutely frigging amazing. The caramelized onions were perfect. Add the other sauteed veggies, fresh veggies and yogurt…you’ve got yourself a damn good sandwich. Honestly, I walked 12 miles in Portland last week looking for something just like this, but I didn’t find it. The sandwich I made today delivered.
Some guys are out there thinking, “But that’s a veggie sandwich dude, I need to eat meat at every possible meal, and triple on my pizza!“
No you don’t.
These onions were incredible. Sweet, savory…almost like pulled pork or something. They were really good and carried the sandwich fine without any meat.
From the garden, this sandwich used:
- 2 kinds of tomatoes
- 2 kinds of peppers
Also, I picked some corn. This variety is really good. Much better than my early maturing corn I was eating two weeks ago.