Then, this… Caramelizing onions is a process that usually takes at least 20 minutes — even up to an hour if you are cooking several pounds at once. We love sharing on sharing on social media. In my defense – these are truly addicting. Continue to cook, stirring frequently, until fond has built up again, about 2 minutes longer. We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *. How about when it results in the best caramelized onions you have ever eaten? Dark brown to black is not what you are looking for! Your email address will not be published. I have never attempted to caramelize onions before because I had heard how long it takes to do it anywhere near correctly. Must try. Our newsletter contains recipes, craft patterns, and interesting articles about Maine! So I was intrigued by the method Melissa Clark uses to caramelize onions, which is quite different from the usual approach and takes just 10 minutes. The liquid will “deglaze” the pan allowing you to stir up any crust bits to add flavor to the onions. If pan starts to get dry, add one of the above mentioned liquids. Another quick version is found at The Kitchn. Keeping the temperature at a range of 310°F-320°F will allow the onions to cook slowly and not burn. Thanks Roger – a great explanation of Malliard reaction! Another trick I learned recently – do NOT add salt until the very end. Dara at Cookin Canuck has onions with a splash of Balsamic. 2 cups slices of Vidalia onions, 1/4 inch thick We share our love of cooking and eating good food with each other - and with you. But you must keep an eye on them and be constantly stirring them so they don’t  turn into a charred, burnt mess  Golden brown is delicious and beautiful. Of course, the most prevalent and available onion variety is the yellow onion and you can use the yellow onion to make caramelized onions, but there are better choices. They’re the perfect topping for juicy hamburg! Just add a pinch of baking soda to the oil and onions in the pan and they will caramelize perfectly and quickly. New Resolution: Caramelized Onions on Everything! You are so, so welcome! Caramelized onions have many applications, whether they are in dip, soup, on pizza or served with brie… They’re endless. It will take about 15-20 minutes. Dicing the onions into  1/8″ slices works well if you are creating caramelized onions to be added to soups, dips, or a condiment spread for sandwiches. They add great flavor to sandwiches like Philly cheese steak, patty melts, or in a grilled cheese. […] Crostini from Not Eating Out in New York looks super delicious. Living, Cooking, Gardening, Crafting in Maine, May 21, 2018 by Sheryl Thompson 3 Comments. That sugar content enhances the process and the reason we prefer to use sweet onions rather than the lower sugar content yellow onion. These are not only deep and rich in flavor, but they also do not turn to mush, which happens too often when I try caramelizing onions. I … Caramelized Onions are a tasty addition to any savory dish! When you caramelize onions, the process causes a chemical change to take place that makes the sugars in the onion turn brown in the cooking process. Add them to soup, toss them with a buttery garlic sauce and pasta, the possibilities are endless and only limited by your imagination and creativity. Thanks so much for sharing at our To Grandma’s House We Go DIY, Crafts, Recipes and More Link party! This technique is an answer to all those lonely minutes stirring, stirring, stirring onions: Quick Caramelized Onions. Cut a slice of the top of the onion. The sugar in the onions is what turns brown giving caramelized onions the color they are named for. I wish I had a dollar for every minute I have spent in my life caramelizing onions. Reference this article for cooking in a pressure cooker. These are delicious, and are soft but have just enough body to them. I was skeptical, but I gotta tell you, this really works. You can add butter as the combination of oil and butter works well together for a delicious outcome. 2 teaspoons vegetable oil You can use vegetable oil, olive oil, or coconut oil. Elise at Simply Recipes caramelizes onions and fennel together. I often use my cast iron skillet. Sprinkle with a pinch of baking soda (no more than 1/8 teaspoon). Caramelizing your onions makes them the perfect addition to a savory meat dish, omelet, frittata, or a sandwich. Heat a large skillet to medium heat. Lydia at Perfect Pantry makes hers in a slow cooker. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Clarified butter, which has had the milk solids removed, works better because it does not burn as easily as regular butter. Thank you! Add 2 … Plus, check out this trick for 10 Minute Caramelized Onions from Apron Strings (wish I knew that a long time […], […] For a quick way to caramelize onions, check out this great post from Apron Strings Blog. There are so many ways to use delicious caramelized onions. Melt butter in a skillet. Followed the recipe exactly except I also added a small pinch of sugar (I like them a touch sweet). We are Donna & Anne, a reunited birthmom and daughter. This will also “deglaze” the pan allowing you to scrape the bottom of the pan as you stir adding delicious bits of brown yumminess to the mix. I was wondering if you could caramel onions in a crock pot. Reduce heat to medium. The caramelization process makes the onion sweeter and takes the bitter edge off so any sweet onion variety such as the Vidalia, the Walla Walla, Bermuda, Sweet Imperial, Texas Sweet, and Mayan Sweet makes a better final product.