Roasted Red Onions

"I adopted this recipe in September 2006, selecting it because I love healthy side dishes that add flavor to the plate. the original chef commented that the recipe is from Robert Del Grande."
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Ready In:
1hr 15mins




  • In a mixing bowl, toss the onions with olive oil.
  • Add the minced garlic, red chile flakes, fennel seeds, oregano and salt.
  • Mix well to coat the onions.
  • Transfer the mixture to a roasting pan just large enough to hold the onions in a single layer.
  • Roast at 375F for 1 hour or until the onions are nicely caramelized.

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  1. We loved this recipe. Super easy and the red onions have a nice kick to them. I chose to add the red pepper flakes, the fennel seeds and the dried oregano - I believe these spices make the recipe such a success.
  2. These have a wonderful inviting aroma while cooking and the taste does not disappoint. I had considered leaving off the fennel and decided against it and am glad I did. The fennel does add that extra something. The blending of seasonings is wonderful. These would be a great companion to almost any meal.
  3. The fennel flavor is certainly 'assertive' as noted by Geema. I served them on top of a hamburger and it was good. For me, next time I'll add more garlic and skip the fennel.
  4. This was excellent! I did skip the fennel seeds since I don't like them. Had them with steak. Thanks!
  5. I just knew this recipe was going to be good, but I had no idea how GOOD. The combination of the spices with the garlic and oil are spectacular. I can't imagine that the fennel seeds, chili flakes and oregano are "optional" since they make these onions taste bold and spicy and very interesting. I baked the red onions with some marinated chicken and they stole the show. Next time I make them, {maybe in a few days!}, I will pair this recipe with something that can stand up to the assertive flavors of these delicious onions.


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