Onions stuffed with cheese by Dimitris

Onions stuffed with cheese by Dimitris

See the Greek version of this postThere is a whole host of dishes we make in Greece which are classed as ‘meze‘. These are small (or big) plates of delicacies and nibbles (not prawns on stick or mini sausage rolls though) which are served with tsipouro (a.k.a. raki) or ouzo. Try not to drink the later if you’re not used to them. Meze can be simple – just a few slices of cheese and tomatoes, more complicated like boureki or just out-of-this-world, like today’s recipe.

I went to visit my mum at Atalanti and I caught up with Dimitris, this lovely family friend. Dimitris simply rocks and know all about meze and barbecues. I asked him if he’d do a video and a recipe for Digital Scullery and he obliged. The video is in Greek but here is his amazing onions stuffed with cheese.

Onions stuffed with cheese by Dimitris

Ingredients

  • 4 mid size onions, carefully peeled
  • Various cheeses, anything you like that is prone to melting, cubed
  • Salt, pepper
  • Olive oil (needless to say, always go for extra virgin olive oil, cold pressed if possible)

Method

Place the peeled onions in boiling water for about 3 to 4 minutes with just a pinch of salt.

When they are just a bit soft put them under cold water and then empty their center. (You may want to watch the video at this point – Dimitris exhibits this quite nicely)

Cut all the cheese in little cubes.

Dimitris' Onions stuffed with cheese

Dimitris' Onions stuffed with cheese

Dimitris' Onions stuffed with cheese

Dimitris' Onions stuffed with cheese

Stuff the emptied onions with all the cheese. Make sure you stuff as much as possible in there as it will melt.

Season (less salt, a lot more pepper) and drizzle some olive oil over them.

Grate some cheese (preferably a hard-er cheese) and place them in a pre-heated oven.

Dimitris' Onions stuffed with cheese

 

Dimitris recommends about 180 to 200 celsius for 15 to 20 minutes or until the cheese has melted and the onions are going a bit caramelised.

Here’s a handy tip too – you may need to add some cheese halfway through the process.

 

Dimitris' Onions stuffed with cheese

Dimitris' Onions stuffed with cheese

They are incredibly yummy.

Hope you enjoyed the recipe, and if you want leave some words of encouragement for Dimitris who so kindly shared his recipe with us.

 

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  3. Dimitris, syn-onomate.. difficult to write a coherent σχολιο because I am salivating at the prospect of making your dish tonight.. but in the same way you can tell a good song by looking at the score.. man, I can tell dinner will be earth-shaking. Thanks for sharing… !
    Oh, by the way.. being greek, I have been raised in the tradition of κρεας-κρεας-κρεας.. so most of my cooking skills revolve around that.. but my beloved is a strict vegetarian-lover of Greece.. You will probably predict catastrophe.. buuut like wiley Ulysses I have changed cooking προσανατολισμο and am looking towards greek vegetarian cuisine..
    Your recipe (credited of course) will go a long way in saving my marriage.. 🙂

    Dimitris from Quebec

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