Mate, you are soooo funny - but the seriousness in the reviews is just as precious!!! five stars - not so much for the recipe as the memories and the chuckles this gave me! Thanx.... Good ole Aussie Humour - how I miss it - no one gets (understands) me here in the US!
My mum used to make this, but with pickled onions instead of fresh ones. I always knew when the end of the week was near and shopping day was nearing as these little beauties would appear. Oh the memories!!
I had not realized this was an Australian delicacy, I have eaten this in the US for years. I followed your directions, except that I was forced to use fresh crackers as that was all I had on hand. I thought it would be alright though because I was only making them for myself and not for company:) Seriously though, I sometimes eat this for lunch adding sliced tomato as well.
Well on the farm, we don't have brown onions~so I browned them myself. I caramelized them in a little fry pan with butter for a couple of minutes, and daintily put them on the cheese. DH thought he had died and gone to heaven! Yummy, in the tummy. Perfect, perfect, just a nice snack, and hopefully~we WON'T have any company! Used a older' Vermont Cheddar that's been around for a month or two, and various crackers left over from Memorial Holiday. Thanks a bunch, Peter! ZWT3 07'
For all non-Aussies, Peter is pulling your leg, stirring the pot and taking the p--- ! Well done, I say!!
It's a great appetizer or great snack. DH doesn't like raw onion and he liked that. My crackers were a little bit stale. Thanks Peter :) Made for the Australian Swap for October 2011
Oh does this recipe bring back memories, of parties and Barbies in time gone by.
I used cheap Coles crackers and Coles brand cheese, and you can't get any cheaper than that!!!!!!!!
I also topped with a little pickled onion as well as normal onion.
Thanks for the memories Peter, I mad a little batch for myself to enjoy for lunch, and savoured every mouthful!
I bet these would be good under the broiler too, to melt the cheese and caramelize the onion a little... YUM!
Peter J, this is so yummy! I am a big fan of eating raw onions on pretty much anything. This is quick to make and can be made at anytime, since the ingredients are readily available. Thank you for sharing.
*Reviewed for Zaar World Tour 3* You just can't beat these for an offering to unexpected guests. I always put the onion on top of the cheese and add plenty of cracked black pepper. For the kids I usually add some cheese and tomato crackers to the plate. Photo also being posted