With Christmas just around the corner, it is important to start planning the most important meal of the year.

Whilst it may not be apparent, but the truth is, onions are a key ingredient in many aspects of this wonderful feast. Whether you are using them in stuffing, gravy, bread sauce or even chutney, you are sure to find onions in some part of your meal on Christmas day. And while things might be a little different for some this year, a good meal on Christmas day will surely lift everyone’s spirit.

Turkey is the preferred dish for many at this time of year, with stuffing as the perfect accompaniment. It is an essential part of any Christmas meal. It is a simple recipe to make and prepare ahead of time. To make the flavour that much more intense, and the texture much more appetising, the simple onion is the key addition.

Onion gravy is another delicious part of Christmas dinner. And not just during Christmas! You can easily freeze it, store it, and defrost it when needed. It defrosts quickly and will improve any meal.

Another traditional sauce served with a Christmas meal is bread sauce. It has its roots in medieval British cooking and it consists of milk or cream, onion, spices, stale bread and butter. Many people enjoy this sauce warm with turkey or chicken, together with potatoes and gravy.

And least but by no means least is a wonderful onion chutney, served with a cheeseboard or on turkey sandwiches in the evening!

M&P Engineering also offers a range of food processing and food filling equipment including its onion peeling machines.

M&P Engineering’s large onion peeling machine uses a dry peeling process, resulting in no waste slurry. It can peel, top and tail onions with diameters between 45mm and 115mm using its self-adjusting floating knife assemblies. The peeler uses compressed air to remove the skin, resulting in optimum end-product appearance. The large onion peeler has a raw material input rate of 750kg per hour when working at optimum speed but can be adjusted to suit the needs of the processor.

If you would like to find out more information about our products, speak to a member of the team on +44 (0)161 872 8378 or contact us here. 

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