aka “Sweet Machine Malfunctions”
A year ago, my friend and I stood glaring at the SPR machine. (Surface Plasmon Resonance, in case you were wondering.) In theory, we could twiddle a few knobs and punch a few buttons to calibrate the monster. In actuality, it hiccuped and laughed in our faces.
So we ignored it to talk about food.
My friend, an avid crêpe-maker, challenged me to come up with desserts based on savory dinner dishes. He named spaghetti, pizza, and—gulp—onions.
I hated onions. They left a permanent B.O. taste in my mouth for hours after eating just one tiny sliver. I avoided them at all costs, on pain of (taste bud) death.
Until I discovered caramelization. If I neglected the stinkers for long enough in the pan, they turned soft and golden brown and… Sweet! Almost sweet enough for dessert.
So thanks to the SPR (and my crêpe-flipping friend), I give you the next sweet and sneaky way to eat your veggies: caramelized onion breakfast muffins!
Other Sweet and Sneaky Veggie Treats: