You've Gotta Be Kidding Onions

You've Gotta Be Kidding Onions


"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."


1 d servings 245 cals
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Original recipe yields 12 servings



  • Calories:
  • 245 kcal
  • 12%
  • Fat:
  • 10 g
  • 15%
  • Carbs:
  • 36.9g
  • 12%
  • Protein:
  • 2.6 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 3 mg
  • 1%
  • Sodium:
  • 427 mg
  • 17%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
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  1. 65 Ratings


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...

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 smal...

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 ...

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.

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...

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 swe...

Sorry, but I thought this tasted just like cole slaw. It wasn't bad, it just wasn't great. My husband agreed that it tasted like cole slaw from KFC.

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 d...

I'm hooked. Easy to make but not for use on first dates.