Hey pixels!! Today I’ve caramelized onions for the first time in my life. I usually buy a jar of caramelized onions at the supermarket, but I wanted to try a home made version. I use caramelized onions as a burger top or to make soup. I love the flavour and smell.
I’ve been looking for some recipes and I found some different versions. For example, you can use sugar or not. I think that a sugar free recipe is a bit healthier, so I’ve used this one, but I leave here the instructions about how to add the sugar if you want.
Another curiosity I’ve found is that adding a bit of baking soda can accelerate the process.
- 3 large onions, peeled and sliced
- 5 tablespoons olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- optional: 1/2 teaspoon brown sugar (I don’t use it)
Heat olive oil in a wide, thick-bottomed skillet, add onion slices. Coat the bottom with olive oil. Heat the skillet on medium high heat until the oil is shimmering. Add the onion slices, salt and baking soda; stir to coat the onions with the oil. Spread the onions out evenly over the pan and let cook, stirring occasionally.
On low heat, cook onions, stirring every few minutes. The trick is to let them alone enough to brown (if you stir them too often, they won’t brown), but not so long so that they burn. But don’t worry about this: mine are not brown enough, but the flavour is the same.
Keep cooking for about 50-55′. If you’re not eating your caramelized onions inmediately, store them in a closed container. They will be ok for 2-3 days.
Note: if you’re using brown sugar, add it to the onions after 30′. Stir and continue cooking.
Do you like caramelized onions, my happy pixels? I think they are great. How do you use them? Are you going to try this recipe? Please, let me know in the comments below.
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