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“Caramelized Onions”

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time35 mins
Servings: 1 medium onion makes about 1/3 cup caramelized onions


  • Onions
  • Olive oil or grape seed oil
  • Salt
  • Butter optional
  • Sugar optional
  • Balsamic Vinegar optional


  • Peel the onions and cut them at the top and root ends. Cut them in half from root to top and slice thinly.
  • Heat a skillet or wide saute pan until quite hot with a bit of oil.
  • Drop in the onions and stir rapidly as they release their juice.
  • Add a pinch of salt and lower the head to the lowest setting. Cook for 30-60 minutes depending on how many onions are in the pan. If the onions are old, add a pinch of sugar and a drop of balsamic along the way. Add some butter if the pan becomes too dry.
  • Cook until the onions are a uniform dark caramel color.