Monday, January 10, 2011

Basic Recipe: Caramelized Onions

Here is a basic recipe that everyone should know how to make: caramelized onions. The first word should be a good enough reason to want to know how to make this. Any recipe with the words "butter" and "slow cooked" is guaranteed to be good. You don't need us to tell you how decadent these onions are!

Ingredients:
2 medium-sized yellow onions
1 tbsp. butter
2 tpsp. Extra-virgin Olive Oil
½ tsp. salt
½ tsp. pepper


Kitchen Essentials:
Cutting board
Knife
Stove
Medium pan
Wooden spoon

Directions:
Melt butter and oil in a large skillet over medium-low heat. Chop the onions in thin slices and add to the skillet. Season with salt and pepper. Slowly cook the onions while stirring occasionally for about 30 minutes until they are soft and golden brown. Serve over chicken, steak or fish; on a fajita or quesadilla; or as an appetizer on top of flat bread and top with goat cheese; the options are endless!

Raw Onions
After 10 minutes
After 20 minutes
All done! 30 minutes later!

10 comments:

  1. I love caramelized onions..great tutorial!

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  2. I've been cooking so long that sometimes I take it for granted that everyone else knows how to make the basics. This is not the case. I had a friend ask me how to make scrambled eggs last week. I thought she was joking but she wasn't. She is going to make a list of things she wants me to teach her to make and this is going on it too. Thanks for posting!

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  3. Mr. & Mrs.P ...thanks for sharing the method how to caramelized the onions. I used them in muffins, cookies and meat dishes :) They are so versatile :)

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  4. Yes, indeed! An excellent recipe! I like to put these on top of focaccia... haven't done it for a while. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  5. delicious onions caramelized gives lots of flavour

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  6. No problem! Since we are trying to get people who don't normally cook and young couples to learn how to cook, we have to provide a good foundation with some basics. =)

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  7. It's amazing how different caramelized onions taste! I LOVE them :D

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  8. Gosh, you've put me in the mood for French onion soup...mmmmmmmm...I love caramelized onions!

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  9. I never knew what exactly caremelized onions were but it sounded good.

    ~Gabby@FoodChowDown

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  10. Definitely a basic cooking staple that everyone should know how to make!

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