How to Caramelise Onions

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How to Caramelise Onions
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Caramelised onions are great for garnishing soup, excellent in pizzas and savoury tarts, and also taste superb in sandwiches. And – there's no need to add sugar - all the "caramel" comes from the onion itself.

Big onions are perfect for this. Cut onions half and then into slices.
Heat a small amount of oil or butter in a frypan - about a tablespoon for each large onion - over medium-high heat. Preferably don't use a non-stick frypan. When hot, stir in the onions until coated with oil. Turn down the heat to low, add a pinch of salt, then stir periodically with a wooden spoon, allowing the onions to darken.
It’s okay if the onions stick to the frypan that helps the colour develop. However, if you think they’re sticking too much, add a very small amount of water, then stir vigorously, deglazing the frypan.
The process will take 20-40 minutes depending on the amount of onions you have and how dark you'd like them. Continue cooking over a low heat until the onions have reached the colour, flavour and texture you want.
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