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Caramelized Onions

In addition to burgers and hot dogs, caramelized onions are a great addition to many dishes! Try them out in any dish that calls for onions.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Base Foods
Cuisine: American
Keyword: caramelized onions
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 30kcal
Author: The Panicked Foodie


  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon extra light olive oil
  • 1 onion, thickly sliced
  • liquids for deglazing (water, broth, wine, or balsamic vinegar))


  • Melt 1 tablespoon of butter and 1 tablespoon of extra light olive oil over low-medium heat. Once the butter is melted, add the sliced onion.
  • Cook for 5 minutes, or until the onions are transparent.
  • Turn heat down to low. Cook onions for an additional 30 minutes, or until they are light blonde in color. If you notice a build up of fond in the bottom of the pan, pour in a little bit of liquid deglaze the pan.
  • To achieve darker and richer tasting caramelized onions, cook for an additional 20 minutes, or until desired doneness.


Serving: 0g | Calories: 30kcal | Carbohydrates: 0g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 0mg | Potassium: 0mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 0IU | Vitamin C: 0mg | Calcium: 0mg | Iron: 0mg