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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3 Responses to “Turnip Puff”

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    Megan — December 8, 2010 at 6:31 pm

    This sounds great! And I really can’t imagine you heating up frozen mashed turnip… you know you can make it just like mashed poatoes? That’s one of my favorite dishes at Thanksgiving because I really only have it that one time each year.

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    Daisy — December 8, 2010 at 8:50 pm

    Ah yes the turnip dish! when we get our giant 4lb heirloom next year, this is the dish to make!!

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    EliFla — December 9, 2010 at 10:59 am

    I have to try this…I didn’t know this recipe…thank you!!Ciao Flavia

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