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Caramelized Onions

February 2007
Caramelized Onions

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One simple recipe for sweet sautéed onions goes a long way.

Makes: 2 servings

Prep: 10 mins

Cook: 30 mins

  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil (EVOO)
  • 2 1/2 pounds onions. thinly sliced
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  1. In a large skillet, melt the butter in the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the onions and 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper, and cook, stirring constantly, until the onions begin to soften, about 5 minutes.
  2. Stir in the sugar and cook, scraping the browned bits off the bottom of the pan frequently, until the onions are golden brown, about 20 minutes.
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  • Use a cast-iron pan for the best caramelization.