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Caramelized Onions

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Category: Side Dishes, Vegetables

 Ingredients List

  • 1 1/2 ts Olive oil
  • Cooking spray
  • 3 c Vertically sliced onion;
  • -sweet, yellow, white, or
  • -red onion


1. Heat oil in a 12-inch nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over
medium-high heat. Add sliced onion, and cook for 5 minutes, stirring
frequently. Continue cooking 15 to 20 minutes or until deep golden brown,
stirring frequently.

Yield: 1 cup.

Calories 260 (28% from fat); fat 8.2g (sat 1.1g, mono 5.1g, poly 0.9g);
protein 5.9g; carbohydrate 44g; fiber 9.4g; cholesterol 0mg; iron 1.1mg;
sodium 16mg; calcium 102mg.

WW-4 points.

Caramelization Basics

All onions become sweeter with caramelization. We used yellow onions to
test these recipes, although white and red varieties work well, too.

* 1 pound of onions yields about 3 cups vertically sliced onions.

* 3 cups slivered onion yield about 1 cup caramelized onion.

* 8 cups slivered onion yield about 2 1/2 to 3 cups caramelized onion.

* Stir occasionally during the first 5 minutes of caramelization, then more
frequently during the last 15 to 20 minutes. It's important to keep the
onions moving.

* The onions should be a deep golden brown, but not burned, so watch them

* Onions need lots of space to caramelize, so make sure your pan is large
enough. Use a 12-inch skillet to caramelize 3 cups of onions; use a Dutch
oven to caramelize 4 cups or more.

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