I cut this recipe out of the paper years ago. It looks like it came from the Sydney Morning Herald, but not 100% sure on that, and I have no idea of who the chef of the original recipe is.
These onions have become a family favourite and have been made at Christmas time over the past few years. A big thank you to whomever the original chef was, as this recipe is a winner.
There onions are rich and hearty. They go perfectly with a roasted Christmas dinner. As they are stuffed, they are just that little more special as well. We also indulge on these in winter with a roast as Christmas is only once a year, and these onions deserve to be eaten more than once.
- 6 medium white onions
- 1 clove garlic - crushed
- 2 Tablespoon ham - finely diced
- 2 Tablespoon continental parsley - finely chopped
- 2 Tablespoon dry breadcrumbs
- Salt & pepper
- 4 Tablespoon grated parmesan
- 150 ml cream
- Fill a large pot with salted water and place on stove top to heat to a simmer.
- Whilst water is coming to a simmer, peel skin from onions and remove roots, keeping the onions whole. Place a wooden toothpick in either side of the onion to hold them together.
- Cook onions in simmering water for 30 minutes or until just tender. Reserve 1/2 cup of the onion cooking liquid, then drain the onions in to a collaner. Leave onions in collander to cool until easy to handle.
- Preheat oven at 200 degrees C/180 degrees C fan forced or 400/350 degrees F.
- Oil and baking dish. Place onions cut side up in the tray.
- Remove toothpicks and cut onions in half.
- Remove the inner hearts of the onions and chop finely. In a medium bowl place finely chopped onion hearts, garlic, ham, parsley, breadcrumbs, salt and pepper. Mix well.
- Stuff mixture into the onions and don't be scared to pile it high.
- Mix parmesan, cream, salt and pepper together in a small bowl then spoon over the onions.
- Pour the reserved onion water in to the base of the baking dish and bake for 20 minutes or until golden. Serve immediately.
Do tell dear Belly Rumbles reader, do you indulge in something that is considered a Christmas treat at other times of the year?
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