How Do You Caramelize Onions?

How Do You Caramelize Onions?

How Do You Caramelize Onions?

It is possible to caramelized onions by cooking them slowly in hot fat. Either butter or olive oil, or a combination of the two, can be used to saute the sliced onions.

Two medium yellow onions make about 1 cup of caramelized onions. Use approximately 1 teaspoon to one tablespoon of butter or oil per onion. Heat the butter or oil in a large frying pan over medium-low heat. Add the thinly sliced onions. Cook until the onions are a deep golden brown color, approximately 45 to 60 minutes, stirring occasionally so that the onions brown but do not burn. Some recipes call for enhancing the caramelization by adding approximately 1/4 teaspoon of sugar per onion. Season with salt and pepper.