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Stuffed Onions    Veg   HT   ACC   75mins

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4 Large Onions

4 Macaroons

75g/3oz Fresh White Breadcrumbs

1/4 teasp Grated Nutmeg

2 Eggs, beaten

4 tbsp freshly grated Parmesan Cheese

25g/1oz Sultanas

Salt and Black pepper

A little extra Butter




1. Rinse but do not peel the onions. Put them into a large saucepan, cover with water and simmer for 20 minutes, until they feel tender when pierced with the point of a knife. Drain and cool.


2. Heat the oven to 200C, 400F, Gas mark 6. Remove, the skin from the onions; cut each onion in half and scoop out the centre of each half to make a cavity for stuffing. Arrange the halves in a shallow greased ovenproof dish.


3. Make the stuffing. Chop up the scooped-out onion and put it into medium sized bowl. Crush the macaroons using a rolling pin; add them to the onion, together with the breadcrumbs, spices, eggs, cheese, sultanas and seasoning.


4. Divide the stuffing among the onion halves, piling each up well. Dot each with butter, place in the oven and bake, uncovered, for 30 minutes.


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Chop to To cut into pieces of approximately the same size.

Slice to -  To cut food, such as bread, meat, fish or vegetables, into flat pieces of varying thickness.

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