This recipe sounded too bizarre to be true, but once you try it, you're hooked! Serve with saltine crackers. It's a big hit at parties.

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Slice onions as thinly as possible, and place in a large bowl. In a small bowl, mix together water, vinegar and sugar; pour over onions. Cover, and marinate overnight in the refrigerator.

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  • Drain completely, then mix in mayonnaise and celery salt. Chill 2 to 3 hours. Serve with saltine crackers.

Note

You must use Vidalia onions, or a very sweet onion like Walla Walla Sweets, Texas Sweets, or Maui onions.

Nutrition Facts

245.3 calories; 2.6 g protein; 36.9 g carbohydrates; 3.5 mg cholesterol; 427.3 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
05/31/2003
I ran across this recipe and just had to try it as I love onions. The onions are sweet and mild and still have a nice crunch to them. Great with plain saltine crackers - make plenty as they go fast. My only suggestion would be to cut the onion rings in half as it is easier to put them on the crackers that way. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
01/25/2004
HORRIBLE!!!!!!!! Too sweet and just plain bad. It tastes like something that a 5-year old would try to throw together. Don't even think about making this for a party. YUCK. Read More
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66 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 42
  • 4 star values: 12
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 5 stars
05/31/2003
I ran across this recipe and just had to try it as I love onions. The onions are sweet and mild and still have a nice crunch to them. Great with plain saltine crackers - make plenty as they go fast. My only suggestion would be to cut the onion rings in half as it is easier to put them on the crackers that way. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/31/2003
I ran across this recipe and just had to try it as I love onions. The onions are sweet and mild and still have a nice crunch to them. Great with plain saltine crackers - make plenty as they go fast. My only suggestion would be to cut the onion rings in half as it is easier to put them on the crackers that way. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/26/2003
This is incredible! I made this for a party and everyone went crazy over them they were completely surprised. People who hated onions were eating this! I agree though cut the onions up smaller easier to put on the crackers. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/10/2003
YUM! These were so easy to make and very unique. I didn't chill the additional 2 hours and they came out just fine. I did cut the onions in half to make them fit better on the crackers. I used Carr Water Crackers. Several people asked me for the recipe it was a great sucess! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
01/25/2004
HORRIBLE!!!!!!!! Too sweet and just plain bad. It tastes like something that a 5-year old would try to throw together. Don't even think about making this for a party. YUCK. Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
12/26/2003
I thought I would try this since my husband loves onions never thought it would have tasted this good!! I brought it out at a party I had and everyone was amazed how good it was The only thing I did diffrent was to put the mixture in food processor to make it easier to put on the crackers I leave it whole when want to add it cucumbers and tomatoes and use as a side dish that is how much we like this one!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/14/2012
After draining and folding the onions into the mayonnaise I added a heaping teaspoon of garlic powder and a good measure of fresh ground black pepper. OH MY GOODNESS these are addictive! I swear I could eat the whole bowl. NOTE: I used a reduced fat mayonnaise. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
I first made this about 15 years ago...loved the recipe and then promptly lost it. (Have been searching ever since!) My source originally recommended it for hamburgers...yummy! Thank you for posting this - I'm going to make it today. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
01/25/2004
You've got to be kidding- you people think this is good? I don't know did nothing for me... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/20/2004
I was really skeptical that this would be any good but it was the perfect appetizer! It made a ton of onions too. I cut the onions into smaller pieces so they fit better. I served it with two different kinds of crackers and it does taste much better on a salty cracker as suggested. You do have to like onions to enjoy this recipe and not mind onion breath afterwards! Read More
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