Roasted Italian Onions with San Daniele Ham

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Appears in
Le Caprice

By AA Gill and Mark Hix

Published 1999

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A simple summer starter or light main course that Delia Smith included in her Winter Collection. Italian onions, or cipolline, are rather like squashed button onions, but if you can’t find them use shallots.


  • 80 ml extra-virgin olive oil
  • 500 g flat Italian onions or shallots, peeled
  • salt</


Pre-heat the oven to 175°C/gas mark 4.

Heat a roasting tin in the oven for 10 minutes or so, then add 30 ml of the olive oil and the onions.

Season with salt and pepper and roast for