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Caramelized Onions

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Place a large skillet on the stovetop. Set heat to low.
  2. Add butter and oil to the pan and combine as the butter melts.
  3. Add the onions and cook for a minute before tossing to coat in the butter and oil. Sprinkle with sugar and salt and toss to combine.
  4. Cook slowly on low heat to caramelize, stirring often, for about 30 minutes. The onions should take on a rich, golden colour.
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Thinly sliced sweet onions cooked nice and slow in butter and olive oil with just a pinch of sugar and salt…

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    40 MIN
  • 6 SERVINGS
caramelized onions

This recipe for CARAMELIZED ONIONS is pretty sweet!

Something really wonderful happens when we thinly slice a favourite onion and slowly cook it down – amber-coloured, richly flavoured CARAMELIZED ONIONS. We’re adding them to toast, sandwiches and crackers as a tasty condiment that can really go with everything.

Here’s how to make them:

Ingredients for caramelized onions

SO SIMPLE

With only five ingredients, this is yet another recipe that proves great flavour can come from combining even the simplest ingredients. In this case, we’re putting sweet onions to good use, drawing out their natural sweetness by caramelizing them. Ultimately any yellow or sweet onion will work, but we found Vidalia or Walla Wallas provide the best flavour.

Thinly sliced sweet white onions in the skillet

SLOW COOK

The trick to making really memorable and flavourful CARAMELIZED ONIONS is to cook them slowly on low heat, so though this recipe isn’t challenging, it might test your patience. We also suggest you check on them and stir frequently to prevent overcooking. Slow and steady always wins this race.

Cooking the onions down slowly on moderate hear

SERVICE, PLEASE 

Although our minds often go to the usual suspects when it comes to condiments – things like ketchups, mustards, hot sauces and savoury jellies – making CARAMELIZED ONIONS opens up a whole new bunch of options. Try them on these ROAST BEEF HOAGIES, our JUICY BURGERS or serve them next to our PORK TENDERLOIN or even HOMEMADE MEATLOAF. We have a funny feeling you’ll enjoy them just the way we do, with everything!

caramelized onions

CARAMELIZED ONIONS are a fabulous side to your next savoury dish!

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Caramelized Onions

Ingredients

  • 1 Vidalia onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt

Directions

  1. Place a large skillet on the stovetop. Set heat to low.
  2. Add butter and oil to the pan and combine as the butter melts.
  3. Add the onions and cook for a minute before tossing to coat in the butter and oil. Sprinkle with sugar and salt and toss to combine.
  4. Cook slowly on low heat to caramelize, stirring often, for about 30 minutes. The onions should take on a rich, golden colour.

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