Easy Caramelized Onions
Caramelized onions are a tasty addition to so many recipes. Cooked low and slow, the onions turn golden and sweet. Watch the video above to see how easy they are to make!
Servings: 4 servings
- 2 onion sliced
- 2 tbsp butter, ghee or oil
- 1 tsp salt
- water or broth as needed
Add the butter or oil and sliced onions to a large pan on medium heat.
Give them a stir to ensure the onions are all fully coated, then sprinkle on the salt and stir again.
Reduce the heat to medium low (or low if you have a large burner) and stir the onions every 2-3 minutes, allowing them to caramelize on the bottom in between stirring.
If the onion start to dry out and stick to the pan, add 1-2 tablespoons of water or broth to deglaze the pan (give it a good scrape) and rehydrate the onions.
Continue this process of stirring, scraping and deglazing until the onions have cooked for 45 minutes or until they're cooked to your liking.
Use the caramelized onions on a variety of recipes or store in the fridge for several days.
- If using butter, make sure you also add at least one tablespoon of oil to increase the smoke point of the butter and prevent the butter from burning.
- I think it's best to make caramelized onions in a stainless steel or cast iron pan, not a non-stick pan. You want all those dark crispy bits!
Calories: 84kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 584mg | Potassium: 80mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 0.1mg