here are some easy steps to caramelize onions.
1. thinly slice 3 cups of onions. in a large skillet heat 2 tbsps cooking oil over medium heat. after oil is heated. add sliced onions, 2 tbsps sugar, and 1/8 tsp freshly ground pepper. reduce heat to low and cook, covered, for 30 minutes, stirring twice.
2. remove lid, and continue to cook uncovered for 20 to 30 minutes until desired color is reached. anywhere from light tan to golden to deep brown. do not cook past a mahogany color because the onions will be in danger of burning at that point. transfer to a cool plate so the cooking process stops.
*serve over soups, with hamburgers, on pizza, omelette’s, you name it.
click here for recipe for carrot ginger soup with caramelized onions [as seen in top photo]
Makes: 12 (3/4-cup) side-dish servings