How To Make: the perfect, caramelized onions
Caramelized onions are an unsung hero. They're the perfect example of what happens when you put a little time, and love into something. They're versatile, and for the few ingredients you need to utilize, they elevate any meal and make you look like a damn rockstar in the kitchen. Flavor game changer.
Making them goes a lil' something like this:
the perfect, caramelized onions
3 yellow onions, slices 1/4-1/8inch thick
3 Tbsp oil (olive, avocado, anything with a higher smoke point*)
1 scant tsp salt
liquid to deglaze
1. Heat oil in a pan on medium heat until shimmering, add onions and let it sit.
2. Stir occasionally to ensure that the edges don't burn and the onions caramelize more evenly.
3. Adjust heat as needed, normally takes about 30 minutes on medium, medium-low heat. If you start to notice that parts of the pan are exposed and bits are starting to burn to the pan, simply deglaze it with the liquid of your choice (water, low-sodium broth, or wine all work well depending on what you want to do with these).
* credit: Serious Eats, check out their chart for more information on this.
This is a great recipe to make when you're already doing something else in the kitchen, it needs an occasional stir, but not enough attention to not split your time with another recipe.
Once completed, the possibilities for what you can do with them are endless. Put on top of burgers, mix into buddha bowls, make french onion soup or my favorite: indulgent caramelized onion dip that will put the dry soup mix to shame.
Try it out! Hashtag #ATBEats with your final product, so we can all have a good drool.