Caramelized Onions

Caramelized Onions
From Cooking Light 

So…here’s the deal.  I wrote this post late Thursday night knowing that I would be out of town all weekend and couldn’t stand the thought of all of our 30 daily readers having to wait over a week for a new recipe.  Unfortunately my Thursday to-do list also included about a hundred other items from packing to cooking to boy-proofing the house before some of John’s friends descend on it while I’m gone.  Bottom line, I’m going to have to keep this short and sweet.

First, yes, I realize caramelized onions don’t really constitute a meal.  Sorry.  But knowing the technique for perfectly sweet, gooey onions is absolutely crucial to your overall happiness.  We made a big batch and used them on breakfast sandwiches, pizzas, and a fabulous zucchini quiche I’ll post upon my return.

Two, yes, caramelized onions, when done right, take over an hour.  It. is. so. worth it.  And it’s not exactly a painful hour – the bulk of it is pretty hands-off and before you know it your whole house will smell like a baseball stadium, which around here qualifies as a huge plus!

And finally, have a fabulous Labor Day weekend!  May I suggest some Pulled Pork Sammies, Bacon Blue Cheese Guacamole and Macaroni Salad, courtesy of the Labor Day BBQ we threw last year?!  Enjoy!

Ingredients

  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 12 cups yellow onions, sliced
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Preparation

  1. Heat a Dutch oven over medium heat.  Add olive oil and butter.  Swirl until butter melts.
  2. Add onion and salt.  Cook 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until onion starts to soften.
  3. Reduce heat to medium-low.  Cook 50 minutes, stirring occasionally, until onions are very tender.
  4. Cook 10 more minutes, stirring frequently, until onions are brown and caramelized.  Set onions aside.

Makes 2 cups of onions.

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One Response to Caramelized Onions

  1. Tory says:

    Caro sudhammo, lo ricordo come fosse &#g1i0;og82„? E sono passati 8 mesi. Ci sto molto comoda seduta sulla panchina, scarpe e tutto! Tu hai saputo avvicinarmi e tenermi con te, coinvolgendomi sempre in ogni tuo progetto, tu vulcano di idee! Avresti potuto tranquillamente rispondere, ma mi hai come sempre considerata, questo era il messaggio che volevo darti. Tu sai la stima che nutro per te, amico mio.Con mettaNimmala

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