Last week I got an email from a very nice guy named Martin Lemos. He’s the farm manager at the Green Earth Institute out in Naperville, and he has a problem.
An onion problem.
They had a bumper crop this year — so much so that he can’t get rid of them fast enough. He’s been giving them to local food pantries, he said, “But I’ve also been working hard to give them away: neighbors, car mechanics, leaving them in my mail box for the postwoman.”
We here at Soup and Bread are of course always in the market for free vegetables. So, earlier tonight he dropped by the bar with a big grocery bag of Red Bull onions, a small, ovoid allium that can store up to 10 months.
Now, until I get rid of 15 pounds of onions I can no longer tell desperate seekers of Jager bombs that we have no Red Bull.
Anybody have a recipe for red onion soup?