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Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Fried Apples & Onions

Dec 29, 2020 | Apples, Food Styling, Onions, Recipes

Today is National Hero Day! Celebrating the debut tonight of the fabulous new PBS documentary celebrating the amazing life of one of my all-time favorite heroes- Laura Ingalls Wilder!
Here is the recipe for one of her beloved Almanzo’s favorite foods- Fried Apples 🍎 & 🧅 Onions!
Fried Apples ‘n’ Onions
Laura Ingalls Wilder, from The Little House Cookbook 
1 small onion, peeled and sliced into thin rings
3 apples, peeled and sliced into 1/4 inch wedges
2 tablespoons butter
1-2 tablespoons brown sugar
¼ teaspoon salt
bacon, cooked and chopped (optional)
Melt butter over medium heat in a frying pan. Add onion slices. Cook over medium heat until the onions are tender and browning. Stir occasionally.
Cover the onions with the apple slices. Sprinkle with brown sugar and salt.
Cover the pan with a lid, and cook the apples until tender, about 15-20 minutes. Stir to prevent burning.
Add a tablespoon of warm water if the apples seem dry.
If serving with bacon, stir in the bacon pieces prior to placing the apples ‘n’ onions in a serving dish.