I was putting away groceries and realized I bought a bunch of onions when I already had a bunch of onions. Whoops. So I needed to get rid of come onions. So I decided to caramelize an onion to throw on top of our carnitas tacos. (Which was amazing, by the way.) We love caramelized onions – we throw them on top of burgers and steaks, top pizza with them, make dip… even make French Onion Soup!
They’re super easy!
How to Caramelize Onions
1 large onion, sliced per your preference
2 tablespoons olive oil or butter or some of each
Heavy pinch of salt
Freshly ground black pepper
Heavy pinch of sugar
Heat a sauté pan over medium-low heat. Add the oil/butter.
Sprinkle with a bit of salt and pepper. Sauté on medium heat, stirring occasionally. VERY occasionally. The best thing is to just walk away for a bit at a time. I’m usually cooking the rest of dinner, so they don’t get too much attention. You need to let them sit in order for them to brown.