Monday, January 28, 2008

Caramelized Onions!!!

I love onions! Call me bad breath grrrl but there's simply no way I'd give up eating onions (and garlic too!). My favorites are onion rings and caramelized onions. The latter is a classic "side dish" that adds a deep, rich flavor to everything from sandwiches to roasted meats. The trick in making it is slow, lengthy cooking -- so patience is required -- which I do not have! LOL! Here's a recipe from ... Happy cooking! =)

1. Place 2 to 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil (or half oil, half unsalted butter) in a heavy 10-inch skillet or pot over very low heat. Add 1 1/2 to 2 pounds sliced onions (1 pound of raw onions yields about 1 cup caramelized). The onions will be 2 to 3 inches deep; stir to coat with oil. Cover tightly and cook over very low heat, stirring occasionally, for 45 to 60 minutes, until completely softened and beginning to brown.

2. Increase the heat to medium; remove the lid and add 1 cup liquid (water, wine, or broth), scraping the pan to loosen any browned bits on the pan's bottom. Cook until the liquid evaporates and the onions are a deep caramel brown color.

VARIATION: Quick Caramelized Onions
Cook sliced onions as in the preceding recipe, only increase the heat to medium or medium-high. Cover and stir often until the onions are softened and beginning to brown. Remove the lid; sprinkle the onions with 1 to 2 tablespoons granulated sugar, stirring to combine. Continue to cook until the onions are caramelized as desired.

VARIATION: Caramelized Onions Balsamico
Stir 1 to 2 tablespoons good quality balsamic vinegar into the caramelized onions; cook until liquid evaporates.


Chikai said...

i got the quiz here sai:

speaking of onions, mahal na kaayo ang kilo no? two weeks ago niabot ug 201 per kilo ang red onions. grabeeh! i bought 7 small bulbs then 27 pesos akong nabayran. nawerla ko oi. so the next time i went to the grocery kato na lng white onions akong gipalit kay mas barato. hehe.

Chikai said...

ay usab... hehe. naputol ang link:


about the wedding prep, wala kaayo koy alam ana sai kay civil ra man to amoa. instant wedding kumbaga. hehe. gidali-dali man gud to kay kailangan na ang marriage contract para sa application ni hubby as US immigrant. i-ask lang nako si ate about this kay sya man tong nakatry ug church wedding.

pero sa wedding video and photography, naa koy ma-recommend. naa sa may atbang sa grand men seng ilang ofis. small time lang pero cool kaayo ug very nice ilang output. dli tong kinaraan na style. hehe. sa flowers naman, i know the head florist of apo view hotel. iyahang team ang nag arrange sa flowers sa wedding ni ate. bale sideline nya so dili presyong apo view. ;)