Easy Caramelized Onions

If you've never made caramelized onions, I suggest you give it a shot. Even if you aren't a fan of onions, I promise you'll love these. That disturbing tart taste of an uncooked onion gets cooked out and turned into sweet caramel goodness. Make a big batch and store them in the fridge for a few days. They are tasty on pretty much everything - sandwiches, soups, eggs, burgers, crostinis, etc.There are a million recipes floating around for caramelized onions but I like to make mine with these 3 ingredients: sugar (brown or white), butter and olive oil. Sometimes I use salt, but that depends on what I'm eating. Ingredients:

  • Onions
  • Butter
  • Olive Oil
  • Sugar
  • Salt (optional)

How To:

Melt butter and olive oil in the pan together on medium heat. Add the onions to the pan and coat with the butter and olive oil mixture. Sprinkle the sugar on the onions and make sure all of the onions are coated. Cook on medium heat tossing periodically. Cook slow and be patient. 


If your onions are translucent, turn up the heat. If your onions are getting charred, turn down the heat. Your onions should brown evenly and end up a pretty caramel color. If you want a slight crunch to them do not cook them as long.