*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
                            VIDALIA ONION FLOWER
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 Serving Size  : 2    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Vegetarian                       Main dish
                 Side dish
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    1       lg           Vidalia onion
                         Vegetable spray
    2       ts           Margarine, soy or safflower
                         Pepper -- ground
    1       tb           Pecans -- chopped
    With sharp knife, carefully peel onion and trim root
   end, leaving it intact. Standing onion on its root
   end, cut parallel vertical slices at 1/4-inch
   intervals into, but not through, onion, stopping aout
   1/2 inch above root end. Rotate onion 90 degrees; cut
   parallel vertical slices in same manner to form a
   crosshatch pattern, keeping onion intact. Coat
   microwave-safe pie plate with vegetable spray. Place
   onion, root end down, in center of pie plate. Drizzle
   with margarine, and season with salt and pepper to
    Cover with waxed paper and microwave on High (100%
   power) 3 minutes. Baste with cooking liquid and rotate
   dish. Cover and microwave on High 3 to 4 minutes
   longer, or until onion spreads open into a “flower.”
   Sprinkle flower with pecans; microwave on High 1 to 2
   minutes longer, or until flower appears translucent.
    With wide spatula, remove onion flower from pie plate
   to serving plate.
    Per serving: About 65 cal, 1 g pro, 12 g carb, 2 g
   fat, 28% cal from fat, 0 mg chol, 31 mg sod
    From _Low-Fat Meals_ (Woman’s Day) Vol III, Number 5
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