02/07/2013 05:53 pm ET Updated Apr 09, 2013

10 Ways To Glam Up Onions

Any time we're in the kitchen, we're usually chopping onions for something: as the base for a soup, to perk up a salad, to darken for a braise, to melt into a stew.

Onions are the prepositions of the kitchen: they are amid, among, atop, below, in, on, underneath, and with foods. We rarely chop them and soften them, brown them and melt them on their own.

Here are 10 ways to give onions the spotlight, to let their earthy sweetness brighten up your kitchen. We know you've got them rolling around somewhere in your kitchen. Let them shine!

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