Caramelized Onions are a simple way to add flavor to dinners, sandwiches, wraps and salads. Onions, oil, salt and you have yourself an unbelievably flavorful add-in! This recipe is Whole30, Paleo, gluten free, grain free, dairy free and vegan.
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How To Make Caramelized Onions
Even if you are not gung-ho about onions, you should totally give Caramelized Onions a try. Much like when you roast garlic, caramelizing onions brings out the rich sweetness and completely removes any bitterness.
I personally don’t like to eat raw onions. They have to be pickled, cooked down or caramelized. Nothing beats a heap of caramelized onions on top of a burger or sandwich.
But I used these onions in a Caramelized Onion Chicken Salad Recipe (coming soon). Annnnd, I’m working on a caramelized onion dressing 😱
Until I get those recipes up, here are a few ways to use your golden bronzed onions →
Cold French Onion Dip, Hot Cheesy Onion Dip, Patty Melt Recipe, Caramelized Onion & Chicken Quesadillas by Barefeet in the Kitchen, Keto Caramelized Onion Quiche by All Day I Dream About Food, GF Caramelized Onion Meatballs by Personally Paleo.
Oh, and you can also check out my Slow Cooker Caramelized Onion Recipe if you prefer.
The slow cooker onions are fine if you don’t feel like babysitting your onions. But if I’m being totally honest, the slow cooker version is not as good as these stove top caramelized onions.
You can only get the deep dark color and flavor on the stove top. And really how hard is it to remember to stir onions every so often?…Just don’t get on Facebook 😆
How often should you stir your onions?
In the beginning every 4-5 minutes is fine. Towards the end of the cooking time you will need to stir more frequently to prevent burning, every 1-2 minutes.
How much does this recipe make?
This will yield approximately 1/2 cup of caramelized onions. The onions cook down a lot!
How do you get the best deep brown color on your onions?
Patience and space. Don’t try to speed up the process, it takes time. And most importantly . . . Do Not Crowd The Pan!
Use one of your largest pans and spread the onions in an even layer. They need to be touching the pan to get that color. If you need more than the 1/2 cup of caramelized onions you will have to make several batches separately.
How should you use your onions?
My favorites are on burgers, sandwiches and wraps. But really, you can put these in any recipe that calls for onions. They are also fantastic in dips, breakfast hash or soups.
What tools do you need for this recipe?
- 1 Lb Sweet White Onions, (sliced)
- 2 Tablespoons Avocado Oil
- Generous Sprinkle Sea Salt
- In large saute pan over medium heat, combine onions and oil.
- Cook and stir frequently for 40-50 minutes. Stir every 4-5 minutes in the beginning and more frequently towards the end to prevent burning.
- If the onions begin to darken too much at any time, adjust heat to a lower temp. Cooking time and heat may vary depending on type of pan and stove.
- Sprinkle with salt when the onions are almost done and are reaching a deep brown color.
- Once onions have reached the desired color, remove from heat and refrigerate in an airtight container.
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