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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5 Responses to “Shrimp Scampi with Mushrooms and Asparagus recipe”

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    CB — April 30, 2008 at 2:04 am

    I am totally drooling. I lurve pasta and shrimp! I am starring this to make for dinner soon. Yum!

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    Katie — April 30, 2008 at 12:08 pm

    YUM! That a GREAT idea to add the mushrooms and asapargus! We are going to have to try this!

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    Tempered Woman — May 2, 2008 at 4:17 pm

    I covet mushroom and asparagus recipes. I’m the only one in my family who will eat them- le sigh.
    This looks really good and I love pasta and shrimp too, I so could have helped you polish this off.

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    Nina — May 6, 2008 at 1:57 pm

    Looks good! Thanks for entering VTV!

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