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Caramelized Onions

Caramelized Onions

Caramelized onions are sliced thinly then cooked for a long time until completely brown.

They can be used in lots of recipes. For example, they can transform a simple omelette into a divine treat.

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Last modified on: September 23th 2015

For 150 g, you will need:

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PreparationCookingStart to finish
9 min.20 min.29 min.
Preservation:
Several days in the fridge, in a closed box.
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Step by step recipe

Stage 1
3 min.
Caramelized Onions : Photo of step #1 Peel then rinse 500 g onion and cut in half lengthways.
Stage 2
5 min.
Caramelized Onions : Photo of step #2 Slice the onions thinly. If you have one, a mandolin will make this job a lot quicker.

This seems like a lot of onions to begin with, but they will reduce by 2/3 when cooked.
Stage 3
1 min.
Caramelized Onions : Photo of step #3 Pour 3 tablespoons oil into a large pan on medium heat.

When hot, add the onions and mix well.
Stage 4
20 min.
Caramelized Onions : Photo of step #4 Leave to cook gently until caramelized, stirring from time to time.
Stage 5
Caramelized Onions : Photo of step #5 The onions will gradually brown.
Stage 6
Caramelized Onions : Photo of step #6 Stop when they are browned to your liking.

Salt and pepper to taste...

Remarks

Once cooked, the onions will need quite a generous amount of salt as the process tends to make them rather sweet.

You can balance this sweetness, which can be a bit excessive at times, by pouring half a glass of dry white wine or 3 tablespoonsful of vinegar into the pan 5 minutes before the end of cooking.

Nutritional information

% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories by day for a woman (change to a man).

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