The options and versatility of caramelized onions are endless! Use them in a quiche or a tart, in a French onion soup. The subtly sweet flavor of the caramelized onions combined with the savory is so addicting! This recipe has detailed instructions on how to caramelize onions perfectly.
Course Side Dish
Keyword caramelized onions, how to caramelize onions
Prep Time 10minutes
Cook Time 30minutes
Total Time 40minutes
3onionsmedium or large, sliced
Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil on high heat in a large skillet, when oil is heated, add sliced onions and cook on high heat for about 10 minutes, constantly stirring with the spatula. The onions should start to brown, but without burning (a couple of onions may be burnt here and there, but overall they should not be charred).
Reduce heat to medium and continue cooking onions for 10 more minutes, continuing to stir, as onions brown even more without burning. At this point add just a pinch of salt over onions.
Continue cooking the onions for 10 more minutes on medium or low heat, stirring occasionally to make sure onions don’t stick to the bottom of the pan or burn. Add a little bit of water if they start to stick. Total, by now you should have cooked onions for 30 minutes.
Remove from heat and sprinkle onions with a small amount of balsamic vinegar to deglaze the pan. Using spatula, mix the onions, scraping the bottom of the pan and coating onions with a pinch of balsamic vinegar you just added.