To learn how to caramelize onions, you’ll need to have onions and patience. This is a simple recipe with excellent results.
Most times when I see “caramelized onions”, they are not in fact caramelized. Caramelized onions should be a deeply colored brown, so when I see white onions being called “caramelized”, it makes me a bit crazy!
Don’t expect caramelized onions to happen in 10 minutes, either. It will take patience and about three quarters of an hour of sautéing.
You can use caramelized onions/shallots in this quiche recipe.
Take a look at the tutorial below.
How to Caramelize Onions
Slice one large, or two smaller onions into thin slices.
Place 1 tsp of butter and 1 tbsp olive oil in a sauté pan, melt over medium low heat.
Add the onions, and salt immediately, as this will result in better flavor.
Sauté slowly for at least 40 minutes, stirring the onion slices quite frequently. Some of these onions are already caramelized, others need more time.
Sauté longer for more caramelization.
Use caramelized onions as desired. I highly suggest using them to make French Onion soup like Julia Child used to make!
- 1 large onion or 2 small onions
- 1 tbsp butter
- 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- Slice onion thin slices.
- Place butter and oil in a sauté pan, melt over medium low heat.
- Add the onions, and salt immediately, as this will result in better flavor.
- Sauté slowly for at least 40 minutes, stirring the onion slices quite frequently. Sauté longer for more caramelization. Use as desired.
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 100 Total Fat: 9g Carbohydrates: 6g Protein: 0g
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How to caramelize onions.