Caramelized Onions

Caramelized onions have to be my favorite condiment ever. They’re so flavorful and can go on almost anything. I’ve blogged about putting them in a quesadilla and a dip so far.

After the burnt caramelized onions from last week, I decided I needed to come up with a method to make caramelized onions. And I figured that I’d post it here. I’m sure everyone out there has a way they do this, but this is what worked for me.

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Caramelized Onions


1 onion, cut in half, then sliced
1/2 Tbsp olive oil
pinch salt


Place olive oil in a 8" skillet with a lid. Turn heat on medium. Once the oil is warm, add the sliced onion.

Put a lid on the skillet. After about 2 minutes, give the onions a quick stir. If they are starting to brown/burn, turn the heat down a bit. Put the lid back on and set the timer for 5 minutes.

The onions should be soft, but not brown at this point. Remove the lid and stir the onions.

Add a pinch of salt to the onions. Continue to cook without the lid for another 10-15 minutes until caramelized completely.

Recipe adapted from the method shown on Branny Boils Over

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7 Responses to “Cinnamon Biscuits”

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    Katie — April 2, 2009 at 3:39 pm

    Oh my gosh. so stinkin CUTE!! What a nice gift and seriously… those biscuits look AMAAAZING! My mouth is watering.

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    Jen — April 2, 2009 at 4:01 pm

    Yea these were so tasty!

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    bethanyjg — April 2, 2009 at 4:08 pm

    These look great! I am going to make them tonight! Question – it says to spread the butter – so I’m assuming the butter should be warm enough to spread evenly across the top of the dough?

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    Jen — April 2, 2009 at 4:14 pm

    Yes Bethany – I just softened mine in the microwave and used my fingers to spread it.

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    bethanyjg — April 2, 2009 at 5:57 pm

    Thanks! 🙂

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    Mermaid Sweets — April 3, 2009 at 5:05 am

    What a nice friend that Steph is – and these look to DIE for. Want them now.

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    Stephanie Wagner — April 8, 2009 at 12:27 am

    Thanks for the shout out. I’m do glad you guys enjoyed them. I’m digging the new look of the blog!

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