If you have the time to properly caramelize onions, the silky, luscious strands will more than pay you back for your effort. Learning how to caramelize onions means you’ve always got a flavor-rich, healthy condiment at the ready. Want to jazz up a burger? Add a layer of depth to mac and cheese? Swirl up a single serving of French onion soup? Make these onions once, and you’re going to want to keep a batch on hand all of the time.
How to Make It
Slice onions in half then cut the halves vertically into thin slices.
Add olive oil to a saute pan over medium heat. Add onions. Cook, stirring gently, until the onions start to soften. Season with salt and pepper. Reduce heat to medium-low.
Continue to cook onions, stirring every few minutes. If they start to stick, add a splash of stock or water, and continue to stir. Cook until a deep golden brown, approximately one hour.