Caramelized Onions

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Caramelized Onions
3 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (94% score)

Difficulty: Intermediate

Preparation Time: 15min

Yields: 1 Cup

Total Time: 1hr


This caramelized onions recipe go very well with steaks, burgers, quesadillas and tarts just to name a few. They have a jam consistency and a deep golden color. These onions take a little time to make but are way worth the time spent! Be patient and be sure to cook them over a low heat once the lid has been removed.



Melt the butter in a large skillet, 10-12”, over high heat (I prefer a stainless steel skillet for this recipe). Once the butter has melted and is no longer foaming, add the onions, sugar, and a couple pinches of salt. Cover. Cook on high heat until almost dry. The onions will release o lot of liquid during this process-but be sure to keep an eye on them as once the moisture has been cooked off the onions will burn very quickly. Remove lid from onions and add vinegar, scrape down any bits from the bottom of the pan. Reduce heat to low and cook for 1 hour, stirring and scraping the bottom as well. You may need to add some water to the pan occasionally to get the golden bits off the bottom of the pan. Once the onions are cooked, they will be a beautiful brown color and very soft. Remove from skillet to a mixing bowl to cool.