February 15, 2010

How to: Caramelized Onions

Have you ever wondered how to make caramelized onions? Or can't seem to get them just right? Let's see if this helps you. I hope you can get them right, they are a favorite food of mine. I always make more than I need because I eat them plain. They are almost like candy to me.

Caramelized Onions

5 Tbsp butter
2 large onions, thinly sliced
pinch of salt
pinch of sugar


In a saute pan over medium heat, melt butter. Add onions, sprinkle with salt and sugar, and toss in butter. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, for about 20-30 minutes, or until desired color has been reached. If you noticed your onions are starting to brown on the edges, lower the heat. Notice how much they cook down!
 FYI - I halved this recipe because I knew I was going to be the only one eating them.

Tips:
The thinner you slice your onions, the quicker they will cook (but also your heat may need to be lower because they will brown before they caramelize)
Put caramelized onions on everything - pizza, salad, steak, green beans, any meat (or if your like me - anything).

5 comments:

Emily said...

Thank you for this little tutorial. I've always wanted to know the best way to caramelize onions and you seem to have it down. Can't wait to try it!

~ RM said...

Ooooh, One of my fave's too! I can't get enough of them! (although I'm sure my husband wishes I did, haha!)

Hannah said...

I LOVE these too!!

Luisa said...

These onions are great! I always burn mine. They are going to be a hit around here. By the way we are still eating that grape jelly mixed with chili sauce. Thanks!

April said...

I love carmelized onions, but I've never put sugar or salt on mine. Great idea, I'm going to try these tonight!