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Buttery and tender with a hint of sweetness, Caramelized Onions add mouthwatering flavor to your favorite recipes. Cooked until they are richly browned, it is a fantastic way to pull all of the rich flavor out of a simple ingredient.

How to Make Caramelized Onions

Buttery and tender with a hint of sweetness, Caramelized Onions add mouthwatering flavor to your favorite recipes. Cooked until they are richly browned, it is a fantastic way to pull all of the rich flavor out of a simple ingredient.

 

Buttery and tender with a hint of sweetness, Caramelized Onions add mouthwatering flavor to your favorite recipes. Cooked until they are richly browned, it is a fantastic way to pull all of the rich flavor out of a simple ingredient.

 

I think that a lot of cooks would agree that onions are the best flavor enhancing ingredient that we have for so many dishes.. From light and crispy onion straws to the onions that virtually disappear in soups, they have a way of making food just taste better. And Caramelized Onions are no exception. The caramelizing process leaves the onions tender and sweet, with some crisp edges here and there with an aroma that will make your mouth water. Pile them high on sandwiches, steaks or serve as a side dish. Either way, they are incredibly delicious.

Buttery and tender with a hint of sweetness, Caramelized Onions add mouthwatering flavor to your favorite recipes. Cooked until they are richly browned, it is a fantastic way to pull all of the rich flavor out of a simple ingredient.

 

Making Caramelized Onions is easy, but they do take a little bit of time. For red onions like these, I allow about 30 minutes of cooking time.. If you are using yellow or white onions, allow an extra 10 minutes for the onions to fully brown. The caramelizing onions need to be stirred every 3-5 minutes  so plan on staying in the kitchen for the full cooking time. I don’t know about you, but I can always use some extra time to take care of little things around the kitchen that I never seem to get to, like cleaning out the coffee maker or clearing a junk drawer.

So, let me show you how to make some caramelized onions that you can enjoy…

Ingredients

3 medium-large onions, sliced into 1/4 inch thick rings

3 tablespoons butter

3 tablespoons Cooking Sherry or broth to de-glaze the pan (wine works too)

Buttery and tender with a hint of sweetness, Caramelized Onions add mouthwatering flavor to your favorite recipes. Cooked until they are richly browned, it is a fantastic way to pull all of the rich flavor out of a simple ingredient.

Directions

Slice the onions into 1/4 inch thick rings. 

Over medium heat, melt the butter in a skillet on the stove.

Buttery and tender with a hint of sweetness, Caramelized Onions add mouthwatering flavor to your favorite recipes. Cooked until they are richly browned, it is a fantastic way to pull all of the rich flavor out of a simple ingredient.

Add the onions, separating into rings. Stir to coat every ring with butter.

The onions will start to reduce in volume right away and will be about a 1/4 of the original volume when they are done.

Buttery and tender with a hint of sweetness, Caramelized Onions add mouthwatering flavor to your favorite recipes. Cooked until they are richly browned, it is a fantastic way to pull all of the rich flavor out of a simple ingredient.

Continue to cook over medium heat, stirring every 3-5 minutes until they are tender and starting to brown. Add the liquid

to de-glaze the pan, using a spatula to scrape all of the crispy bits from the bottom of the pan.

Buttery and tender with a hint of sweetness, Caramelized Onions add mouthwatering flavor to your favorite recipes. Cooked until they are richly browned, it is a fantastic way to pull all of the rich flavor out of a simple ingredient.

When the onions are browned, they are done. Remove the onions from the skillet so they stop cooking.

Buttery and tender with a hint of sweetness, Caramelized Onions add mouthwatering flavor to your favorite recipes. Cooked until they are richly browned, it is a fantastic way to pull all of the rich flavor out of a simple ingredient.

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How to Make Caramelized Onions

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: about 1-1/2 cups onions 1x

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Buttery and tender with a hint of sweetness, Caramelized Onions add mouthwatering flavor to your favorite recipes. Cooked until they are richly browned, it is a fantastic way to pull all of the rich flavor out of a simple ingredient.


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Ingredients

  • 3 medium to large onions, cut into 1/4 inch thick slices
  • 3 TBSP butter
  • 3 TBSP cooking sherry, broth or wine (to de-glaze)

Instructions

  1. Slice the onions into 1/4 inch thick rings, separate each ring.
  2. Over medium heat, melt the butter in a skillet on the stove.
  3. Add the onions, separating into rings. Stir to coat every ring with butter.
  4. The onions will start to reduce in volume right away and will be about a 1/4 of the original volume when they are done.
  5. Continue to cook over medium heat, stirring every 3-5 minutes until they are tender and starting to brown. Add the liquid to de-glaze the pan, using a spatula to scrape all of the crispy bits from the bottom of the pan. When the onions are browned, they are done. Remove the onions from the skillet so they stop cooking.

Notes

If using yellow or white onions, increase the cooking time to 40 minutes.

 

Buttery and tender with a hint of sweetness, Caramelized Onions add mouthwatering flavor to your favorite recipes. Cooked until they are richly browned, it is a fantastic way to pull all of the rich flavor out of a simple ingredient.