Hot Onion Squares Recipe

Step 1

In a heavy skillet, cook the onion in 2 Tbsp lard, over mod-low heat, stirring, until it is golden. Stir in the cayenne and salt and pepper to taste. Reserve the mixture.

Step 2

Onto a sheet of wax paper, sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Sift the mixture again into a bowl. Add the remaining lard, and blend the mixture until it resembles fine meal. Stir in the milk, stirring until the dough is combined well. Turn out onto a floured surface and knead it for 30 seconds. Pat into a 9-inch square, press it evenly into a greased 9-inch baking pan and top with the onion mixture.

Step 3

In a small bowl, whisk together the egg, sour cream, and salt and pepper to taste. Pour this over the onion mixture, using a spatula to cover the onion mixture evenly.

Step 4

Bake in the middle of a preheated 450f oven for 20-25 minutes or until it is cooked through. Cut into squares and serve hot.

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Things You'll Need

  • 2c Onion, very thinly sliced
  • 7tb Lard
  • Cayenne pepper to taste
  • 2c Bread flour
  • 1tb Baking powder
  • 3/4ts Salt
  • 2/3c Milk
  • 1lg Egg
  • 3/4c Sour cream

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