Overnight Australia got a new Prime Minister. The changing of guard also signals a new era for Australia - a return to a more conservative time - where Aussies cook their onions before eating them.
With that in mind, here’s five onion recipes to welcome our new PM (and use up all those onions that spent the night on the doorstep for #putoutyouronions)
For any non-Aussie readers, here's a video of our former PM Tony Abbott eating a whole raw onion.
Yep. He totally did that, but please don't tarnish us all with the same raw-onion-breath brush. He's the only person in Australia who does that. Kind of makes your eyes water that we elected him as the best bloke to run the country, right?
5 (cooked) onion recipes to welcome our new PM
1. Blooming Onions
If you thought “blooming onions” was just something Alf from Home and Away said when he ran out of crows to stone, I’ve got news for you! Ladies and Gentlemen, if you prefer your alliums baked, I present Gimme Some Oven’s blooming onion.
(Onion rings are so 626 days ago.)
2. French Onion Soup
Finding the pithy political slogans hard to swallow? Try getting your onions in liquid form: Julia Child's famous French Onion Soup recipe should cover it.
3. Crispy Cheddar Cheese and Green Onion Chips
I’d like to picture Julia Gillard sitting in front of the TV last night scoffing Crispy Cheddar Cheese and Green Onion chips from Bubbly Nature Creations.
4. BBQ Onion bombs
Politicians on both sides are guilty of throwing the odd grenade. I imagine these BBQ onion meatball bombs from Hugs and Cookies would sell like hotcakes in the Parliament House Refectory, especially in the break before Question Time.
I've read reports that former PMs Rudd and PM Gillard were both spotted last night enjoying large slices of schadenfreude. This should not to be confused with Zwiebelkuchen, a German (cooked) onion pie. This recipe is from the Daring Gourmet.
Finally, a note to our outgoing PM:
If you're reading this Mr Abbott, I've noticed your critics have accused you of being out of touch with the average Australian. There may be some truth to this claim. You see, most Aussies slice their onions before eating them.
Anyway, I imagine you’ve woken this morning and found yourself with a bit of time on your hands. Now that you’re not busy repeatedly repeating three word slogans, perhaps you could to learn a new skill. This video should provide some helpful tips: How to Chop an Onion from Simply Recipes.
All the best in your future endeavours,