I need a substitute for onions

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  1. bumps

    bumps

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    I have crohns disease an if I eat anything that even smells like an onion my tummy bloats...I really want to make my recipe for cheese an broccoli patties..an it calls for onions...:(    please can somebody sugest something  so that flavor wont be missed....  
     
  2. cheflayne

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    It would be easier to make substitution suggestions if we knew more about the recipe.
     
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    BAKED CHEESE & BROCCOLI PATTIES - yield: 8 broccoli patties
     
    INGREDIENT...S
    2 teaspoons vegetable oil
    2 cloves garlic - minced
    1/2 onion - chopped
    1 (12 ounce) bag frozen broccoli - defrosted
    3/4 cup panko breadcrumbs
    1/2 cup sharp light cheddar cheese
    1/3 cup parmesan cheese
    2 eggs - beaten (can use whites for healthier version)
    salt/pepper

    INSTRUCTIONS
    Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Lightly grease a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil.

    Heat the oil in a small pan over medium heat, add in the garlic and onions. Season with salt/pepper to taste. Sauté until onions are garlic are tender, set aside to cool.

    Add the broccoli to a kitchen towel. Wrap the towel around the broccoli and squeeze out the extra moisture. Pour the drained broccoli into a large bowl, add the onion and garlic and mix gently.

    To the same bowl, add the panko, the cheeses, eggs, and salt/pepper to taste.

    Mix together and form into patties, place on the prepared baking sheet.

    Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes. Flip and bake for another 15 minutes or until browned and crispy.

    Recipe is borrowed
     
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    Is garlic alright because it is in the onion family? As a sub for the onion in the recipe as is, I would suggest fennel bulb.
     
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    thank you I will try it..I have never used it before but if it works I will be very happy...Garlic is ok , it don't seem to hurt me as bad as an onion does, I can tolerate it ...thanks so much for your help...