Pic of Onions with cheese

Onions with cheese

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Onions with cheese

Starter Serves 4 1h 25 min
Simple oven-baking caramelises onions' natural sugars, making them oozily rich and sweet. These flavourful onions are good enough to be the star or the show: eat as a main with just a pile of fluffy brown rice. Or try as a side to lamb, chicken or steak. Switch the Parmesan for another hard cheese to keep it vegetarian.

Ingredients

  • 8 medium white onions, peeled
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 tbsp Parmesan, grated
  • pinch nutmeg
  • 250ml single cream
  • ½ tsp smoked paprika
  • salt and pepper

Method

Prep time: 10 min
Cooking time: 1h 15 min
  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 180°C/Gas 4. Place the onions in a lightly oiled baking tray, one that fits them in snugly side by side.
  • Step 2

    Pour over a little olive oil and bake in the oven for about an hour until soft. Remove the onions from the oven, then turn up the heat to 220°C/Gas 7.
  • Step 3

    In a bowl, mix together the Parmesan, nutmeg, salt, pepper and cream. Pour the cream over the onions and sprinkle with the paprika.
  • Step 4

    Return the dish to the oven for about 15 minutes until golden and bubbling.