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Onions in oil

If you are looking for a quick and easy preserve, perfect to bring to the table as an appetizer or as a gift, onions in oil are for you.

Onions in oil are one of the appetizers that just can’t miss on the tables together with appetizers. If you find someone who doesn’t like them, let them try the onions in oil with grandma’s recipe and rest assured that they will fall in love with it. In fact, this vegetable is often snubbed, but its sweet taste is truly delicious.

Preparing the onions in oil to be preserved allows you to have not only an easy and tasty preserve to take out when needed, but also a gastronomic gift to bring as a gift when you are a guest. The recipe for onions in oil that we propose is really simple and you need just a handful of ingredients. Let’s see together all the steps to put this delicious vegetable under glass.

Onions in oil
Onions in oil

How to make onions in oil

  1. First, get the borettane onions , perfect for keeping in jars, then peel them and rinse them under running water.
  2. Bring a saucepan with vinegar, water and a teaspoon of salt to a boil.
  3. As soon as the first bubbles begin to form, add the onions and cook them for 10 minutes over low heat.
  4. Drain them with a slotted spoon and put them to dry on a clean cloth for 10 hours. They should be completely dry when you go to use them.
  5. Transfer the onions into the sterilized jars .
  6. Combine aromas to taste and cover with quality extra virgin olive oil.
  7. Close with a new cap and place in the pantry for at least a month before consuming them.

Onions in oil without cooking

Preparing the onions in oil without cooking is just as simple but the times are much longer. To proceed following this recipe, put a kilo of onions in a bowl and add 1 teaspoon of coarse salt . Stir and leave to macerate for 24 hours , after which you will filter the released liquid.

Transfer them to a bowl with 1 liter of white wine and 1 liter of vinegar and leave to rest for another 24 hours . Then drain them and let them air dry for another day before transferring them to sterilized jars and cover them with extra virgin olive oil. Let them rest in the pantry for at least a month before serving.

Do you love onions? Then you must also try our recipe to make them in sweet and sour !


Homemade onions in oil can be stored in the pantry for a year . Once opened, place them in the refrigerator and consume them within two or three weeks.

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