Coal-Roasted Stuffed Onions

Roasting onions directly over coal transforms these plain jane aliums into a sweet and juicy treat that can be served alongside any grilled meat
Coal Roasted Stuffed Onions
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Coal Roasted Stuffed Onions
September 17, 2019
Preparation Time 20 minutes
Cooking Time 30 minutes
Serves 4-6
PHOTO BY Katelyn Allegra
RECIPE BY Katelyn Allegra
FOOD STYLING BY Katelyn Allegra & Cassandra Upton


4 brown onions (skin on)
4 red onions (skin on)
240g crème fraiche
100g breadcrumbs
6 sprigs spinneysFOOD Fresh Thyme, leaves picked
50g Gruyère or Parmesan cheese, grated, plus extra to sprinkle
A handful of spinneysFOOD Fresh Parsley, chopped
spinneysFOOD Salt, to season
spinneysFOOD Whole Black Pepper, freshly ground, to season
2 tbsp olive oil, plus extra for drizzling


  • 1

    Place the onions, whole, straight into medium-hot coals and allow them to roast slowly for 20-30 minutes, or until soft. Remove from the coals and scoop out the centres, leaving a 1cm border of onion.

  • 2

    Chop the centres finely and combine with the crème fraiche, breadcrumbs, thyme, grated cheese and parsley and season well. Spoon the mixture into the onions, sprinkle over extra cheese and drizzle with olive oil.

  • 3

    Return the onions to the fire and roast for a further 5 minutes, until the tops are golden and bubbly before serving.


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