How to Make Caramelized Onions

Caramelized Onions are one of the most delicious toppings for sandwiches, burgers, and so many various appetizers. While there are plenty of ways to over or under cook them, true Caramelized Onions are slowly and carefully cooked. That way, the natural sweetness of the onions and that signature caramel color develop the best flavor possible.

Course: Side Dish

Cuisine: American

Keyword: Onion, topping

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour

Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes

Servings: 4

Calories: 105kcal

Author: lyuba



  • 1 lb yellow onion
  • 1-2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp coarse salt
  • 1/2 tsp white granulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp butter optional
  • 2-4 tbsp deglazing liquid such as water, broth, or white wine if needed
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