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onion

 

An onion is a root vegetable that is used for cooking and providing flavor to food. Do you like onions?

  • Most onions are round. Yellow onions have a thin, crispy covering that is removed before cooking.
onion
  • People like to cook with onions because they enhance the flavor of food.

(enhance = improve)

chef
  • Some onions are red. The tops of the onion can be used in cooking.
red onions
  • Green onions (the green part) are sometimes preferred because they have a mild flavor.
green onions
  • Onions are chopped or sliced before they are used for cooking.
chopping onions
  • You can saute onions in butter or oil.
sautee onions
  • Some onions are strong. They are so strong, they can make a person cry.
chef crying
  • Onions have layers or rings.
inside of an onion
  • We rarely eat onions raw (uncooked) or by themselves, but they make a very good soup. Have you ever had French onion soup?
onion soup

 

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