Onion Squares


2 tablespoons olive oil

2 cups sliced onions

1 teaspoon salt, divided

1/4 teaspoon pepper

2 cups all-purpose flour

3 teaspoons baking powder

5 tablespoons shortening

2/3 cup 2% milk

1 large egg, room temperature

3/4 cup sour cream


Preheat oven to 400°. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add onions; cook and stir until softened, 8-10 minutes. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook until deep golden brown, 30-40 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper.

Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder and remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt. Cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in milk just until moistened. Press into a greased 9-in. square baking pan; top with onions.

Combine egg and sour cream; spread over onion layer. Bake until golden brown, 35-40 minutes. Cut into squares. Serve warm.