Wonky Onion Gravy

Wonky Onion Gravy

Wonky onion gravy is made for Sunday roasts - as well as Toad in the Holes, pies, chips, and pasties. They might be mis-shaped, but just peel and chop as you normally would for onions that look just as great on the plate.


  1. 1

    Prepare the onions by peeling and slicing to about 1/2cm in thickness.

  2. 2

    Heat the oil and butter until the butter is foaming. Add the sliced onions, stir well to combine. Add a pinch of salt and cook for about 15-20 minutes until tender and golden.

  3. 3

    Add the flour, stirring well and cook for 2-3 minutes. Add the red wine (if using) and bring to the simmer for 5 minutes. Add the beef stock and simmer for 10-15 minutes until slightly thickened.

  4. 4

    Add a little salt and pepper and serve or cool and refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 3 days.


  • 4 wonky onions
  • 2 tbsps olive oil
  • 3 tbsps unsalted butter
  • 1½ tbsps plain flour
  • 250ml red wine
  • 600 medium long beef stock, hot
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch pepper

Serves 6

Total time required 50 mins

  • Preparation time: 5 mins
  • Cooking time: 45 mins