Lampascioni or lambascioni are a real delicacy for people of Puglia.

They are wild onion with a bitter taste and grow up in the uncultivated soils.

They come out ploughing the soils and are sold like  a delicious thing.

Unlike the normal onions, they need 4 or 5 years to grow up and being picked.


300 gr of lampascioni

extra virgin olive oil

salt and pepper

After having cleaned lampascioni, wash them with water.

It would be better to leave them in the water for a whole night to eliminate the excess of bitter in the taste and the day after clean them again. Boil them in salted hot water till they are cooked.

Drain them well. Serve them hot with oil, pepper (if you want even some vinegar) and slices of home made bread.

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