How to Make Caramelized Onions
Caramelized onions are a tasty addition to many dishes. They also happen to be very delicious in the summer months. To caramelize onions, all you need to do is cook onions slowly until they are perfectly browned, which helps to bring out the natural sugars in onions. Caramelized onions are a delightful combination of savory and sweet, which makes them perfect for savory breads, sandwiches and soups. Even though they require some patience to cook properly, the light finish on your meal will make the work totally worth it.
Did you know you don't have to stick to one variety of onions? Mix them up if you'd like for a textured finish. When making caramelized onions, it is important to remember to slice the onions thinly. Kitchen Daily contributor Coryanne Etienne of Kitchen Living with Coryanne recommends using grapeseed oil to saute the onions, allowing them soften slowly. Make sure to keep the onions on a medium to low heat to avoid causing the onions to cook unevenly.
Once the onions have cooked for 30 minutes, Coryanne adds white sugar to them. This is her favorite sugar because she believes is complements most onions best. Coryanne also uses a nifty trick to keep the onions good for a while. She freezes her caramelized onions in ice trays so that she can easily toss them into soups, stews and other dishes a little at a time. Since it's summer time, we recommend adding them to burgers at your next barbecue!
Watch the video above to learn how to make caramelized onions.