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Monday, December 2, 2013

How To Make Caramelized Onions

The best way to cook onions


 I love onions and always have a couple in my pantry. I use onions in many of my recipes like pizza. My favorite way to cook onions is by caramelizing them. Caramelizing onions brings out an intense flavor that sweetens the onions and brings out a great flavor. The best way to cook onions is slow roasting them in a pan. The slow roasting or sauteing the onions is what is known as caramelized onions. Sure, cooking the onions can take a while but it is so worth the time as these brown morsels of goodness have the best awesome flavor. Basically, caramelized onions are onions that have been cooked for 15-20 minutes and have a golden-brown color. They are the onions that many chefs like to use in recipes.



 I am going to show you how easy it is to make caramelized onions and transform your onions to a great taste. If you can saute an onion, then you can make caramelized onions. To make the best-tasting onions, you just need a white or yellow onion. You can slice up one onion or as many as you want. The best part is caramelizing the onions allows them to be stored in the fridge for a least a week. For longer storage, you can even freeze the caramelized onions. I like to freeze the onions in small recipe size batches. So go ahead and make a big batch of caramelized onions as they are great in so many recipes like pizza, bread, and more, anywhere you would add onions. I even use the caramelized onions in my homemade hummus recipes. Making caramelized onions is so simple. Once you make them you will be hooked.


 The first step is to chop your onion into desired size pieces. Then place in a pan with one tablespoon of vegetable oil.


 The next step requires patience as it can take 15-20 minutes. Over medium-high heat stir the onions in the oil until they are light brown. This is a great time to listen to music or talk on the phone, as you need to keep stirring the onions for 15- 25 minutes. The time is well worth it!


Wait for the golden brown color


     I love to use my caramelized onions on a cheese pizza with rosemary. The onions are also great in dishes like millet with parmesan cheese and rosemary. I love the way rosemary and caramelized onions complement each other. Other uses for caramelized onions are with cooked vegetables, in soups and casseroles, and even on a cheese sandwich!

What do you like to use caramelized onions in?



34 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing-I have always wanted to know how to do this!

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  2. I fail at caramelizng onions every time! But I do not continually stri so that must be the key!

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  3. hmm i actually had no idea how to do this! Thanks so much for sharing! I love onions! Gonna have to try this out!

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  4. Great post, we love them on burgers! Thanks

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  5. Mmmmm sound like they are easy to do.

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  6. I love caramelized onions. They make everything taste amazing.

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  7. We love carmelized onions but I never thought of putting them on a pizza with Rosemary. That sounds so delicious, thanks!

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  8. I love onions and caramelizing them makes about anything better. I cook mine in olive oil and they come out just as good. Thank you for posting this.

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  9. I love caramelized onions! On pizza and burgers and grilled cheese!

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  10. This would make a great topping for burgers or a philly steak sandwich. Thanks for sharing!

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  11. Caramelized onions are one of my staples when I cook. They're great on burgers, in casseroles, and with mushrooms.

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  12. Yes please! I love making these for burgers or hot dogs. I just love onions.

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  13. I love carmelized onions, but didn't know you could freeze them. Will definitely be making some and freezing them in the near future!

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  14. Caramelized onions are so delicious! Thanks for sharing this, as sometimes it's difficult to perfect.

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  15. There is nothing better then Caramelized onions on a juicy burger! I have never caramelized them on my own but I think I'm going to have to give it a try!

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  16. These must be so flavorful. Caramelized onions are useful in so many recipes!

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  17. Onions are life! There is nothing I love more than a carmelized onion burger or melt. My mouth is watering now.

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  18. Onions are my favorite cooked or raw in a salad. This is a great way to enjoy onions carmelized which I love in so many meals.

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  19. Awesome recipe, I love carmelized onions on so many things. My husband always has them on his steak.

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  20. Yum! I love caramelized onions. They are the only way I enjoy onions!

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  21. I am so addicted to caramelized onions. Especially when they are paired with Cheeseburgers or tacos! Now I'm craving them!

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  22. I love caramelized onions. They are so good. There are so many recipes I love them on too. Yum!

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  23. Tara, I love caramelized onions and make them by the pound when I cook. Really amazing food, aren't they?

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  24. Oh my gosh, caramelized onions are the best!! Everyone should know how to make these. They make all the difference in so many dishes.

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  25. These are delicious. I had no idea that it wasn't just as same as frying.

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  26. My husband and my kid love caramelized onion. I should try your recipe. I am sure they will love it!

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  27. Caramelised onions are always better, especially on burgers.

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  28. Toni | Boulder LocavoreOctober 23, 2019 at 2:26 AM

    I love caramelized onion! I will definitely give this a try!

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  29. Onions are not my favorites, but I have to admit that they look so amazing!

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  30. These looks good! Can you use them in soups? If so, what kind of soups do you recommend?

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  31. I also love carmelized onions! I always prepare them in such a way! Yumm! :)

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  32. When I first learned how to carmelized onions I thought "WHY DIDN'T I DO THIS SOONER?!" SO good!

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  33. I absolutely love caramelized onions, so I will be bookmarking this. And buying onions next time I go shopping.

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  34. I'm not a huge onion fan but love what it does to food. Everyone needs this recipe

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