Baked Onions with Cream & Parmesan


I’m not really a fan of celebrity chefs, many of whom are too irritating for words (Jamie Oliver). But there are a few exceptions. The two Nigels are my favourites: I refer obviously to Nigella Lawson who I love and Nigel Slater. I like his recipes as they’re fuss-free and always really hearty. This dish from Slater is really simple and does something a little different with the ever present onion. Check out more of his great recipe’s at


4 medium/large onions
300ml whipping cream
1/2 cup parmesan (grated)

Preheat the oven at 180˚C. Peel the onions and bring them to the boil in a deep pan of water. Leave them at a bright simmer for about 25 minutes, until tender. Lift them out with a draining spoon.
Slice the onions in half from root to tip and put them cut side down in an ovenproof dish. Tip the cream over the onions. Season with salt, pepper and grated cheese and bake for 25-30 minutes till golden and bubbling.

I ate this with some pork chops which I’d marinated

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