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Do you think it's wrong to cook onions and garlic together?

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MitchiestInge Sun 04-Sep-11 21:01:41

Not sure where/when or why I acquired this belief as doesn't seem to be shared by anyone much at all.

voodoomunkee Sun 04-Sep-11 21:02:26

erm no. I often cook them together depending on what am cooking!

Georgimama Sun 04-Sep-11 21:02:42

Er no. I can think of dozens of recipes that would not be possible if you didn't cook garlic and onion together. How do you make spag bog?

ArseyContarsie Sun 04-Sep-11 21:03:08

erm, how do you do that then?

what happens if they have to be in the same recipe, eg pasta sauce?

BecauseImWorthIt Sun 04-Sep-11 21:03:10

Where on earth did you get that?! Onions and garlic are members of the same family. And they are perfect, nay obligatory, together!

BecauseImWorthIt Sun 04-Sep-11 21:03:47

Actually, I think everything I cook starts off with frying onions and garlic!

BecauseImWorthIt Sun 04-Sep-11 21:04:00

Not puddings, of course. That would be silly.

JarethTheGoblinKing Sun 04-Sep-11 21:04:16

Don't be ridiculous.

Also: Bollocks. I forgot to put garlic in dinner. confused

Carrotsandcelery Sun 04-Sep-11 21:04:48

I do it all the time - most of my recipes would begin this way.

storminabuttercup Sun 04-Sep-11 21:05:25

Do it often...

colditz Sun 04-Sep-11 21:05:38

What? Onions and garlic together is delicious.

NormanTheForeman Sun 04-Sep-11 21:05:58

No, I often cook garlic and onions together. Doesn't everyone??? shock

Hulababy Sun 04-Sep-11 21:06:37

Loads of recipes I use have both onions and garlic in them.

MitchiestInge Sun 04-Sep-11 21:06:54

I use either onions or garlic in a pasta sauce. I really thought this was the way of things.

Argh, I really am an actual freak.

chocolatchaud Sun 04-Sep-11 21:07:39

I also heard this and obediently stopped for a while, but now do put both in together. Definitely heard it on a cookery show, but can't remember which one now!

ArseyContarsie Sun 04-Sep-11 21:07:40

OP, make a tomato pasta sauce with both tomorrow and praise the food gods grin

BecauseImWorthIt Sun 04-Sep-11 21:07:53


dilbertina Sun 04-Sep-11 21:08:13

Freak! grin

MitchiestInge Sun 04-Sep-11 21:10:52

Ah so that cookery thing suggests there IS at least one other person (apart from someone on Jamie Oliver forum which I think is all google could offer) who thinks this way.

So that is at least three - not enough for a revolution is it?

MindyMacready Sun 04-Sep-11 21:12:30

Onions first, soften then garlic or it burns. Could they mean that?

NormanTheForeman Sun 04-Sep-11 21:13:43

Loads of my Madhur Jaffrey Indian recipes say to put the onion and garlic in together......

MrsRhettButler Sun 04-Sep-11 21:15:11

Umm, I thought you couldn't cook one without the other? It's illegal isn't it? wink

MitchiestInge Sun 04-Sep-11 21:15:41

It's just a thing that I thought was a well known and reasonably widely accepted truth - that you use one or the other. Wondered if was taught it in school but can only remember making chilled watercress soup. It was like icy snot.

malinois Sun 04-Sep-11 21:17:07

Garlic cooks quicker and goes bitter if it catches and burns. I always put it in after the onions have softened.

malinois Sun 04-Sep-11 21:22:29

Oh, you mean one or the other??? That's barking mad, frankly. I'm part-French and the vast majority of recipes that call for garlic will also have onion in them, although it's certainly not always the case the other way round. Actually, I have a few recipes that call for onions, garlic and shallots!

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