July 18, 2024
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Char-grilled potatoes and onions


Preparation time
5 minutes

Cooking time
45 minutes

4 people

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.


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


  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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