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Caramelized Red Onions

daisi - December 7, 2011
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I really like the idea of caramelized onions. It makes a perfect accompaniment to a lot of main dishes. Steak, bratwursts, risotto, pizza, salads, you get the idea. The problem is: caramelized onions take time. Typically 45 minutes to an hour with constant attention. That’s why when I came across a new (to me) way to caramelize them using the oven, I had to try it.

All you need is:

  • 3-4 red onions (white or yellow would work too)
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • salt & freshly ground pepper

Preheat oven to 400°. Cut the onions in half, then in small slices and place them in a large baking dish.

A baking sheet would probably be best, but I don’t have one. Drizzle with your olive oil.

And this next step is completely unnecessary. Unless you think more butter is always a necessity, like me. Then, add thin slices of butter on top of the onions.

You probably won’t regret it.  Lastly, sprinkle with salt and pepper and pop it in the oven. Roast on the top rack for 25 minutes, stir and put back in the oven for another 25 minutes.

You’ll end up with tender, caramelized onions with hardly ANY work involved. My kind of recipe for sure!

Carmalized Red Onions

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 50 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour

A very easy way to make caramelized onions.

Ingredients

  • 3-4 red onions (white or yellow would work too)
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • salt & freshly ground pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°.
  2. Cut the onions in half, then in small slices and place them in a large baking dish.
  3. Drizzle with your olive oil.
  4. Add thin slices of butter on top of the onions.
  5. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and pop it in the oven.
  6. Roast on the top rack for 25 minutes, stir and put back in the oven for another 25 minutes.
  7. You'll end up with tender, caramelized onions with hardly ANY work involved.
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