I love tomatoes and onion and have been eating it for years. While we were reading Farmer Boy by Laura Ingalls Wilder, we are told of a meal that Almanzo loved: Fried Apples ‘n’ Onions. Even though the boys don’t like onions, we thought we would give it a try.
When researching recipes, I came across two different types. One was mainly made with apples and onions, while the other added bacon pieces to the side to have with it. We decided to try both recipes out.
Fried Apples 'n' Onions
- 120 g bacon optional
- 4 apples peeled, cored and sliced, thinly
- 2 onions peeled and sliced thinly
- 2-3 TBSP brown sugar
- pinch cinnamon
- butter for frying
- If you are using bacon, cut the bacon into slices and fry in a little butter in a frypan until brown and crisp.
- Set aside on a warm serving platter.
- Drain most of the fat from the frypan, leaving about 1 TBSP to cook the onion and apples in.
- Add the onion to the frypan and cook over a medium heat until they are caramelised.
- Add the apples and the brown sugar.
- Cook until the apple pieces are tender. Stirring occasionally so it doesn't scorch.
- Remove from the heat and serve immediately.
The brown sugar is also optional, but we think it tastes better with it.