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

Ingredients:

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

Directions:

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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4 Responses to “Caramelized Onions”

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    Debbi Does Dinner Healthy — August 12, 2010 at 11:54 am

    I LOVE caramelized onions! I agree, they go with anything and everything!

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    Fun and Fearless in Beantown — August 12, 2010 at 1:11 pm

    I adore caramelized onions with most proteins, on pizzas, and even in dips! So easy and so tasty!

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    Katherine Martin — August 12, 2010 at 4:10 pm

    You READ MY MIND! I am caramelizing onions today & I was trying to read up online methods that have worked for other people!

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    DohDums — August 12, 2010 at 5:48 pm

    Love caramelized onions! I add a touch of butter to the olive oil when I make mine. Just gives them even MORE flavour!

    Michelle

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