Oven Baked Cipollini Onions

I love onions. I’m not even sure what I love about them, but onions are simply marvellous. And there are so many different varieties to choose from! One of my favourite ways of cooking them is oven baked, when they become sweet and crunchy and silky and so so satisfying. A fantastic side dish to any meat or fish and a great plate for a picnic lunch with cheeses and cold cuts.

Peel your onions. Cipollini onions are not easy to peel, since the skin holds on to the bulb quite tightly and you want to choose the smallest ones you can find. You will need a knife.

In an oven-safe pan, toss the cipollini with brown sugar, salt and pepper and spread around chunks of butter.

Now bake these pretty little things for about 20 mins. Take them out of the over, add some more butter and move them around.

They’re done when a fork inserted into a one of the larger onions goes in without resistance.

Serve them hot or cold, with or without roasted tomatoes as companions 😉




About Full Of Daisies

I am permanently in love. Things I like: purple, pasta, silk, autumn, the smell of mould, candles, cachi, having friends, water, new things, rice, eggs (all eggs!), fresh grass, olive trees, shiny things, glitter, hanging objects, windcatchers, wind, couscous, wasabi, carnivores, presents, snow, leaves, orchids, feathers, cappelletti, meat, fruit (all fruit), more del gelso (Morus alba L.), pigs, candles, christmas, polenta fritta!, separating egg whites from yokes in my hands, cartoons, dragons, the ocean, nudibranchi, cows, mercury (the metal), cosmos (the flowers), thunderstorms, Mika, turtles, acquariums, green and blue (mixed), siccamores, spring, snails, 24, porc with a sweet sauce (apple, cranberry, tomatoes jam), looking at a swimming pool upsidedown and underwater, english accent, open-minded people, driving, blue skies, checkered tablecloths, butterflies, books and cartoons in rhyme, painting eggs, the star-shadows that football players have, silver, laughing, Vivaldi, bells and chimes, white and purple, creating. Complete Happiness: Early morning. Sun, with a breeze; a pond with water lilies. A house, with a garden, full of plants. A vegetable patch, lemon, orange and mandarin trees. Cosmos everywhere. Birds in the trees; a tortoise eating the salad from the vegetable patch; a mammal (I couldn’t decide which one would make me happier) close by. No houses for as far as the eye can see. Me, a man that loves me and that I love. Friends coming over for a lunch that I have to prepare, and have all the ingredients for all ready in the kitchen.


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