Shaker Recipe of the Month

Church Family Kitchen - Hancock Shaker Village
Kitchen of the Church Family, Hancock Shaker Village
Frank Leslie’s Popular Monthly, September 1873

November 2014

Scalloped Onions

6 medium onions 1/8 teaspoon pepper
1/4 cup butter 2 tablespoons heavy cream
1/3 cup bread crumbs 1/4 cup grated hard cheddar cheese
1/2 teaspoon salt 1/16 teaspoon paprika

Skin and slice onions in thick slices. Melt butter in a non-metallic or stainless steel skillet, with a non-stick surface. Saute onions until tender. Place in a buttered 1 1/2-quart baking dish and stir in cream. Sprinkle with a mixture of bread crumbs, salt, pepper, cream, cheese and paprika. Bake in a 375F oven until crumbs are browned. serve very hot. Makes 4 servings.

South Union, KY

This and other Shaker recipes can be found in Shaker Cook Book, by Caroline Piercy and Arthur Tolve (Bowling Green, Ohio, Gabriel’s Horn Publishing Co., 1984). Used by permission.

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