Borettane onions are well-known for their wonderful taste. Their name comes from Boretto, a municipality in the Reggio Emilia province, where they were grown as far back as six centuries ago. Their shape, a small and golden flattened bulb is characteristic, and with their sour, yet very sweet taste, they are appreciated either pickled in vinegar or sweet and sour. The onions are pure white and juicy, excellent for preserves.
They go very well with beef steaks and salami and in Emilia they are the indispensable accompaniment of gnocco fritto and of the region’s excellent salami.
You too can improvise a gourmet hors d’oeuvre with slices of culatello, salame felino and croutons, with Borettane onions and giardiniera, gherkins and cubed pecorino. Serve to your friends a good, full-bodied red wine such as a fine Gutturnio or Sangiovese from the same region, to enjoy a nice evening in good company.
Average nutritional values for 100g of product
0,1g of which saturates 0,0g
4g of which sugars 3,8g