March 24, 2019
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Char-grilled potatoes and onions

Difficulty
Easy

Preparation time
5 minutes

Cooking time
45 minutes

Serves
4 people

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The tasty recipe of char-grilled potatoes and onions has an old tradition in the peasant cuisine of Valdichiana. You just need a burning fireplace or stove during cold winter days to have this vegetable dish ready in a few minutes.

Ingredients

  • 4 potatoes of about 200 grs
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • pepper
  • 4 medium-sized onions
  • salt

Preparation

  1. Thoroughly rinse potatoes and peel onions cutting off the first dried layers.
  2. Wrap every single potato and onion in silver foil and place in your fireplace. Prepare a thin layer of cinder, then cover everything with charcoal fire.
  3. After 35-40 minutes check the cooking point by piercing them with a toothpick; when you manage to reach the center, they are perfectly cooked.
  4. Divide potatoes in two equal parts cut on the longer side and season (onions too) with a drizzle of oil, salt and pepper.

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