Everyone who loves baked onions calls this a great supper. Those who quite like them call it a great side dish for lamb, chicken or steak.
Heat the oven to 180°C/Gas 4. Peel the onions and arrange them in a lightly oiled baking tray so that they fit snugly side by side.
Drizzle with the olive oil and bake for 1 hour until soft. Remove from the oven, and turn the heat to 220°C/Gas 7.
Combine the grated parmesan, nutmeg, sea salt, black pepper and cream in a jug or bowl, stirring well.
Pour the cream over the baked onions, and sprinkle with paprika. Return the dish to the oven for about 15 minutes until the cheese sauce is golden brown and bubbling. Let stand for a minute or two before serving.
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