Life is like an onion. You peel it off one layer at a time, and sometimes you weep.
Carmelized onions are pretty easy to make!
All you need is a few onions, a pat of butter, a pan, and some time.
BUT……I really hate to cut/chop/slice onions…..and carmelizing them can be time consuming. Often when I want carmelized onions for a recipe….I only need just a few…and taking the time to carmelize just a small amount can add to the recipe prep time!
I have come up with this trick….which I am happy to share with you!
I do a whole mess of onions all at once and use the crock pot to slow cook them to perfection!
6 cups of raw onions
1/2 cup of real butter
Cook in a crock pot on high for about 4 hours stirring often!
Now….cutting up that many onions means tears…..so I did a little research and found these tricks from Life Hacker
Once the onion cups are frozen solid….take them out and put the individual portions into a freezer bag!
Whenever I need to add the flavor of carmelized onions to a dish….it is a simple matter of popping one or two of the portions in the pan or microwave. Instant flavor!
|carmelized onion spread|
|French Onion Soup|
|Pasta with Carmelized Onions, Goat Cheese and Portobello Mushrooms|