How to make caramelized onions without burning them. Use a covered saucepan and control the amount of browning by adding water as they soften.
1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon avocado oil or olive oil
2 large onions, into thin slices
¼ teaspoon salt
2 to 4 tablespoons water, as necessary
- Swirl oil in the bottom of an unheated heavy bottom saucepan. Add onion and salt and place cover on top. Set over medium-high heat.
- Cook onions, removing lid to stir every minute or two until the onion is soft and starting to brown along the edges, about 5 minutes.
- Remove lid and reduce heat to medium-low. Continue cooking, uncovered stirring occasionally 7 to 10 minutes. You may need to add 1 tablespoon of water at a time to prevent burning before the onions are completely softened. Onions will be done when they are completely soft and browned.
Tip: When the onions are done, if browned bits have formed along the bottom of the pan, leave the saucepan off the heat, covered for 3 minutes. Remove lid and stir and the caramelized bits will melt into the onions.
- Serving Size: 1/4 cup
- Calories: 48 calories