Caramelized Onions

Onions of the sweet variety contain more sugar than other onions, and it is the sugar that caramelizes, giving a deep golden brown color and rich flavor. If you can't find sweet onions, regular yellow onions can be used--just sprinkle about 1 tablespoon of brown sugar over the onions and cook as directed.

  • prep time 5 min
  • total time 45 min
  • ingredients 3
  • servings 7

Ingredients

2
tablespoons butter*
3
large sweet onions (such as Bermuda, Maui, Spanish or Walla Walla), sliced (8 cups)
1/4
teaspoon salt
  • 1 In 12-inch nonstick skillet, melt butter over medium-high heat. Stir in onions to coat with butter. Cook uncovered 10 minutes, stirring every 3 to 4 minutes.
  • 2 Reduce heat to medium-low. Sprinkle salt over onions. Cook 35 to 40 minutes longer, stirring well every 5 minutes, until onions are deep golden brown (onions will shrink during cooking).
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    60
    (
    Calories from Fat
    30),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    3 1/2g
    3 1/2%
    (Saturated Fat
    1 1/2g,
    1 1/2%
    Trans Fat
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    10mg
    10%;
    Sodium
    110mg
    110%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    6g
    6%
    (Dietary Fiber
    1g
    1%
      Sugars
    3g
    3%
    ),
    Protein
    0g
    0%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    4%;
    Vitamin C
    4%;
    Calcium
    0%;
    Iron
    0%;
    Exchanges:
    0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    1/2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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