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Monday, May 12, 2008


While at my mom's home in Westport over the weekend I prepared some simmered onions as a topping for the marinated steaks I cooked on her miniature Weber gas grill, and I figured I'd share this amazing taste-enhancer with all of you out there because the summer cookout season is just about to start. Seriously, the following recipe does nothing but make whatever you add it to — burgers, hot dogs, steaks — that much better. My mom flipped for this, and you will too.

SHEL-BOB'S GRAVELBAR ONIONS (from "The Von Hoffman Brothers' Big Damn Book of Sheer Manliness")

Ring or chop enough onions to fill a skillet. Melt 1/2 stick of butter in the skillet, then dump in the onions. Add Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco sauce and lemon pepper to taste. Keep stirring and add 1/3 can or bottle of Budweiser beer as you go (NOTE: they make "sipper" cans of Bud, just like the sippers of Coca-Cola, so go for that. Or you can just butch up and drink the unused beer). Browned and ready in 10-15 minutes.

Here comes the summer of '08 — time for grillin' and chillin'!!!

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