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Caramelized Onions - Simple Recipes

Caramelized Onions

caramelized onions

caramelized onions

How to caramelize onions. Onion topping for pizza, pasta, meats…the possibilities are endless.


  • 1 onion (red or white) sliced
  • 2 tbsp. butter
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil


  1. Heat butter and oil in a medium sized pan
  2. Once the butter has melted and is hot, add the onions.
  3. Sprinkle the salt over the onions.
  4. The salt will help to draw water and dissolved sugars out of the onion’s cells.
  5. Cook the onions over medium low heat.
  6. This portion of the process is called sweating, which allows for the water to release into the pan and then evaporate slowly.
  7. Stir the onions every couple of minutes, and adjust the heat so you here just the merest sizzle.
  8. The process can take anywhere from ten to fifteen minutes or longer if it was a larger onion.
  9. The key is to achieve a golden brown color without burning the onions.
  10. Good luck!


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