My favorite restaurant salad has a pile of fresh greens, blue cheese crumbles, warm slices of rare steak and delicious crispy onions. I have tried to reconstruct the salad at home, but the onions have been the hardest part. Our tasters set out to help, sampling six brands of store-bought crispy onions. Luckily, they found a couple that will work in my homemade salad, as well as many other home-style meals.
Kathy Saunders, Times correspondent