Wondering how to caramelize onions? This is your post! With easy to follow, step-by-step instructions you can have perfect caramelized onions in about an hour.

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Here is a simple and straight forward “how to” on making caramelized onions! If you haven’t tried caramelized onions yet, well now is the time you should! They are great on top of pretty much anything; grilled hot dogs, burgers or steaks and inside soups, dips and sauces – the list goes on!  The only thing you need, besides onions and butter, is time!

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To start, melt 4 tablespoons of butter in a large pan over medium-high heat.

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While your pot is preheating, cut the top and the bottoms off of your sweet onions (or onions of your choice) and slice 1/4 of an inch thick. Keeping the onions uniformed in thickness for an even cook time.

Depending on the recipe you’re making will decide how many onions to use. Typically I use 2 pounds onions, because they shrink. However, my rule of thumb is 1 tablespoon of butter per large sweet onion.

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Next, once the butter has melted, add in the onions to the pot with 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt and toss. It should start to sizzle. Toss the onions in the fat in the pan, cover and cook undisturbed for 5 minutes. After the 5 minutes, remove the lid and cook on medium-low heat for 40 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes.

I literally set a timer and stir every 5 minutes.

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After 20 minutes, you should noticed the onions start turning a deep golden color and smell insanely good!!

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Finally after 40 to 45 minutes (total) the onions should be ultra tender and a deeply rich golden amber color. 

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Yield: about 1 cup

How To Caramelize Onions

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 pounds sweet onions (or onions of your choice), slice 1/4-inch thick
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt

Instructions

  1. Melt butter in a large pan over medium-high heat.
  2. Once the butter has melted, add in the onions to the pot with 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt and toss. It should start to sizzle.
  3. Toss the onions in the butter, cover and cook undisturbed for 5 minutes.
  4. After the 5 minutes, remove the lid and cook on medium-low heat for 40 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes. I literally set a timer and stir every 5 minutes.
  5. After 20 minutes, you should noticed the onions start turning a deep golden color and smell insanely good!!
  6. Then, after 40 to 45 minutes (total) the onions should be ultra tender and a deeply rich golden amber color.

Notes

Depending on the recipe you’re making will decide how many onions to use. Typically I use 2 pounds onions, because they shrink. However, my rule is to use 1 tablespoon of butter per large sweet onion.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 87Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 128mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 1gSugar: 6gProtein: 1g

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