October 29, 2012 |
Many people avoid using pearl and other small onions due to the daunting fact that they have to be peeled. Peeled like regular onions, a bowl of these could take an hour. But there's simple way to peel these tasty little guys, and the method won't make you cry. Here's how you do it: 1. Bring a pot of water to a rolling boil. While water is heating up, trim the end off each onion opposite the root end. 2. Place onions in the boiling water and let boil for about a minute to loosen the skin, then drain in a colander.
October 16, 2012
Frittatas aren't just for breakfast. This is one dish that works any time of the day. Better yet? You can make it ahead of time, then slice and serve whenever you want. Frittatas lend themselves to all sorts of ingredient additions too -- go with whatever inspires you (or, at least, whatever you have on hand at the moment). A simple prosciutto and onion frittata has only a half-dozen or so ingredients (seven, if you include the seasoning), and comes together in about 30 minutes. Serve it alongside a simple salad, and you've got dinner in almost no time!
September 17, 2012 |
Want to use raw onions in a dish, but concerned they might be a bit too strong or pungent? Soak them in a bowl of cold water for a few minutes before using. Soaking the onions for 15 minutes or so in cold water will help to soften their flavor, mellowing it out a bit. Perfect when you're planning your next burger party, or if you're fixing a salad like Nancy Silverton's little gem with dates, red onion and Gorgonzola dolce (recipe follows below). If you have any kitchen tips or questions you'd like me to explore, leave a comment below or shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org . ALSO: Go behind the scenes at the Test Kitchen 134 recipes for your favorite restaurant dishes Browse hundreds of recipes from the L.A. Times Test Kitchen You can find Noelle Carter on Facebook , Google+ , Twitter and Pinterest . Little Gem lettuce with dates, red onion and Gorgonzola dolce Total time: 40 minutes Servings: 4 to 6 Note: Gorgonzola dolce is a sweeter type of Gorgonzola; it is available at cheese stores as well as select gourmet stores and well-stocked markets.
September 8, 2012
Onion, potato and bacon topping Total time: 45 minutes Servings: 1 to 2 Note: The toppings should be warmed before being added to the frittata. 1/2 cup thinly sliced red onion 2 teaspoons butter 3 fingerling potatoes 3 slices thickly sliced applewood-smoked bacon Frittata base 1 tablespoon minced chives 1/3 cup finely grated Gruyere cheese 1. Heat the oven to 375 degrees. Cook the onion in butter in a small skillet over low heat without coloring until the onion begins to soften, 2 to 3 minutes.
September 8, 2012
Carmelized onion, goat cheese and olive frittata Total time: 10 minutes Servings: 1 to 2 Note: The toppings should be warmed before being added to the frittata. The caramelized onion and garlic confit are difficult to cook in small amounts, but keep well in the refrigerator. Caramelized onions 1 onion, thinly sliced 1 tablespoon olive oil Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste 1/2 tablespoon butter Cook the onion and olive oil in a small skillet over medium-high heat.
August 17, 2012 |
3 large zucchini (about 8 inches long, 3 to 3 1/2 inches in diameter) Salt 1 1/2 pounds plum tomatoes 2 tablespoons olive oil, plus more if needed 1 pound ground pork 2 sprigs thyme 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper 1 teaspoon fennel seeds Black pepper 1 onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 cup cubed stale bread soaked in 1/2 cup milk 1 egg 2 tablespoons tomato...
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August 14, 2012 |
Gregory Ulas Powell, one of the notorious "Onion Field" murderers whose 1963 slaying of a Los Angeles police officer shattered the image of the invincible cop and changed police practices, has died. He was 79. Powell, who served 49 years of a life sentence, died Sunday at California Medical Facility in Vacaville, part of the state prison system, according to Lt. Andre Gonzales, a spokesman for the state Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. He had prostate cancer. On March 10, 1963, Powell and accomplice Jimmy Lee Smith kidnapped two police officers in Hollywood and drove them to an onion field outside Bakersfield, where they killed Officer Ian James Campbell.
August 13, 2012 |
Hollywood tackled the 1963 kidnap and killing of Los Angeles police officer Ian James Campbell in the 1979 film "The Onion Field. " But the film ended up playing a role in ensuring that one of the two convicted killers, Gregory Ulas Powell, stayed behind bars until his death Sunday at age 79 . In "The Onion Field," Powell was portrayed by actor James Woods. In 1982, Powell and accomplice Jimmy Lee Smith were scheduled to be paroled, but only Smith got out. Powell's parole was revoked after a public outcry spurred in part by a television broadcast of the movie.
August 13, 2012 |
Bright yellow summer squash stuffed with a mixture of sauteed onions, mushrooms, cheese and chopped fresh parsley. Simple and flavorful, the dish takes just over an hour to prepare and makes for a filling light meal or a substantial side. I'd even argue the leftovers taste better reheated the next day. For more quick-fix dinner ideas, check out our video recipe gallery . Food editor Russ Parsons and Test Kitchen manager Noelle Carter show you how to fix a dozen dishes in an hour or less.
August 13, 2012 |
Gregory U. Powell, who kidnapped two Los Angeles police officers in 1963 and killed one of them, has died, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said. He was 79. He died on Sunday after a battle with prostate cancer at the California Medical Facility in Vacaville. Powell's case was made famous in Joseph Wambaugh's book “The Onion Field.” It was March 9, 1963, when LAPD Officer Ian Campbell and his partner, Karl Hettinger, were driven to a Kern County onion field at gunpoint.