Onion Shortcake

Onion Shortcake

1 large onion, sliced thin
3 T butter
2/3 c flour
½ c corn meal
3 T sugar
1 T baking powder
¼ t salt
1 egg, beaten
1/3 c milk
1 T oil
1 15 oz can of cream-style corn
1 c sour cream
1 c shredded cheddar cheese, divided

Brown onion in butter over medium heat.  Meanwhile, preheat oven to 400F.  In a medium bowl, combine all the remaining ingredients except ½ c of the cheese.  Stir in browned onions.  Pour this batter into a greased 9”x11” pan and top with remaining cheese.  Bake at 400F for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

This is a modified version of a friend’s family recipe.  To veganize this would take far more fake-fooding than I prefer (fake cheese, fake egg, fake sour cream, etc).  So I guess this is one just for the non-vegans.

The original plan was to serve it with a salad from our garden, but just as Little Flowers ended for the day, and it was time to send the kids out to pick lettuce, there was a downpour.  So we served it with raspberries.  We hardly ever have the money for fresh raspberries, but since we’re buying less meat, we have more money for fresh fruit and veggies.  That was already the bulk of our grocery budget to begin with , but now, well, it’s even better.  That is all.

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About Erin McCole Cupp
Erin McCole Cupp is a wife, mother, and lay Dominican who lives with her family of vertebrates somewhere out in the middle of Nowhere, Pennsylvania. Her short writing has appeared in Canticle Magazine, The Catholic Standard and Times, Parents, The Philadelphia City Paper, The White Shoe Irregular, Outer Darkness Magazine, and the newsletter of her children’s playgroup. She is a contributor to CatholicMom.com and has been a guest blogger for the Catholic Writers Guild. Her other professional experiences include acting, costuming, youth ministry, international scholar advising, and waiting tables. When Erin is not writing, cooking or parenting, she can be found reading, singing a bit too loudly, sewing for people she loves, gardening in spite of herself, or dragging loved ones to visitors centers at tourist spots around the country. Find out more about her novels and other projects at erinmccolecupp.com .

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