This guide on how to make caramelized onions couldn’t be more simple! This recipe is quick and easy, gluten-free and vegetarian too. A little known fact about onions is their numerous health benefits which include improved immunity function, regulating bloood sugar and reduced inflammation. Did you know that onions have also been used to heal infections for centuries?
These caramelized onions are like no other, complete drool worthy material if you ask me. Sharp pungent red onions are slowly cooked down to reveal their inner sweetness. Along with brown sugar and a pool of deep, rich balsamic vinegar. Once reduced down this combination develops into a glossy, tangy, sweet flavor. Oh and did I mention they are morishly addictive. Num num.
These caramelized onions can be added to pretty much anything your heart desires. They work well in pastas or salads. They can be used on a cheese and dip platter. And they are also great on toasts. The options are endless.
How To Make Caramelized Onions
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- 2 lbs (900gm) red onions
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- ¾ cup soft brown sugar
- ½ cup balsamic vinegar
- Peel the onions and thinly slice (this can be done in a food processor).
- Take a medium or large sized saucepan or pot and heat the olive oil. Cook down the onions over a medium to high heat stirring often for around 10 minutes until soft and translucent.
- Add the brown sugar and stir over heat until the sugar dissolves then add the balsamic vinegar and stir.
- Reduce to a low heat stirring occasionally for around 40 minutes until the balsamic has reduced to the stage that the onions are nicely coated.