Sunday, July 1, 2012

Caramelized Onions

It is barbecue season and while burgers and hot dogs on the grill are the feature, my heart sings when the caramelized onions start sizzling. This golden deliciousness enhances the main course, is a great topping on pizza or sandwiches and mixed with cream cheese, a little sour cream, worcestershire and bacon, onion dip is born. Come to think of it, caramelized onion, and Gruyere cheese is my favorite quiche.
In about 40 minutes this can be yours.
In a skillet over medium low heat, add 1 Tablespoon of olive oil and 2 sliced sweet onions. The trick is to stir very occasionally and let the onions begin to brown and soften.
sliced sweet onions
after 40 minutes
the topping to any great burger
Notes: I often add a few sprigs fresh thyme, just be sure to take the sprigs out when finished. The onions can also be cooked using 1/2 olive oil and 1/2 butter. Also, for a variety add 1 Tablespoon balsamic vinegar.

1 comment:

  1. so happy to see that you are blogging again!
    Thank you and Bon appetit!