Onion Water

31 Oct

So, if you remember way back when… I took a Bavarian cooking class.  He used what he called “onion water” in a lot of what he made.  I’ve started using it in place of water as well.  It’s really simple and gives your dishes a whole other dimension of flavor!

Onion Water


The skins of 4 onions

8 cups of water


Place skins and water in a large pot.

Bring to a boil and let simmer covered for at least 30 minutes until it’s a dark brown color, like beef broth.  It’s important to leave it covered.  You don’t want the water evaporating!

Strain and save the water for later.  Discard onion peels.

Use this in soups, marinades, and sauces in place of water.  It should keep in your refrigerator for at least a week.


Posted by on October 31, 2011 in Marinades, Sauces, Soups


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