Caramelized Onions


Notes: To double this recipe, use a larger pan and allow 10 to 15 extra minutes of cooking time. If making up to 3 days ahead, let caramelized onions cool, then chill airtight.


Makes about 3/4 cup

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Nutritional Information

Calories 278
Caloriesfromfat 18 %
Protein 7.3 g
Fat 5.5 g
Satfat 0.8 g
Carbohydrate 54 g
Fiber 9.9 g
Sodium 19 mg
Cholesterol 0.0 mg


1 1/2 pounds onions, peeled, halved, and thinly slivered
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 teaspoon olive oil
Salt and pepper


In a 3- to 4-quart pan over medium-high heat, frequently stir onions and garlic in oil until onions start to become limp; reduce heat to medium-low and stir frequently until onions are very soft and browned, 40 to 45 minutes. If onions start to stick to the pan, reduce heat further and stir in 2 tablespoons water. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Nutritional analysis per 3/4 cup.

December 2002
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