Caramelized Sweet Onions

Makes 1 1/2 cups

To ensure proper caramelization, avoid salting the onions before they have finished cooking.


  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter

  • 6 sweet onions (medium), peeled and cut into ¼-inch rounds

  • ½ teaspoon coarse salt

  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground pepper


  1. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onions; cook, stirring occasionally, until all juices have evaporated, about 20 minutes. Reduce heat to medium-low, and cook, stirring occasionally, until onions are very tender and golden brown, 1 hour to 1 1/2 hours. Season with salt and pepper, and serve.

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