A bit of olive oil, sliced onions plus a hot charcoal grill, and you have a delicious recipe for grilled onions.
How can onions, simply grilled, taste so good? This recipe from the files of Chef Gerry Klaskala of Aria in Atlanta is a perfect example of the adage that simple is better.
Vidalia Onion Committee Offers Recipes
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
2 Vidalia onions, peeled and cut 1/2-inch thick slices
2 teaspoons olive oil
Freshly milled black pepper
Prepare oak charcoal fire in outdoor grill.
Brush Vidalia onion slices with olive oil. Season with salt and pepper.
When fire is ready, place onion slices on grill but not directly over coals. Carefully turn and grill other side. Take your time and grill them slowly. When onions are cooked, carefully transfer them to serving platter. Yields 8 servings, as a side item.
Note: Delicious with grilled steaks or burgers.