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Caramelized Onion Recipes

Caramelized Onion Recipes

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Basic Caramelized Onion

Courtesy: Renee Kelly, Renee Kelly's Harvest

2Tbs. Unsalted Butter

2 ea. Medium yellow onion, sliced very thin

salt and pepper

Heat a pan over medium heat.

Add the butter and melt until bubbles form

Add the onions and sweat/caramelize for 30-45 minutes stirring on occasion only.

Caramelized Onion Jam for Ham and cheese grilled sandwich

1 recipe of caramelized onion, hot

2Tbs Red wine vinegar

4 Tbs Sugar or honey

pinch salt

To the warm caramelized onion, add the red wine vinegar, sugar and salt.

Simmer for 5-10 minutes


8 slices good bread

2-3 Tbs Dijon mustard

2-3 Tbs Strawberry Jam

1 C. Havarti Cheese grated

8 oz sliced ham

1 C. Onion Jam

4 Tbs butter

Spread Dijon on 4 slices of bread

Spread strawberry jam on the other 4 slices of bread

Build the sandwiches with the ham, cheese and onion jam in the middle, each sandwich having a slice of bread with mustard and one with the strawberry jam.

Heat 2 Tbs butter in a sautee pan over medium heat.  Place all 4 sandwiches in the pan.  Spread the additional 2 Tbs on the other side of the bread.  Cook the sandwiches for 2-4 minutes, or until golden brown, flip and cook for an additional 2-4 minutes

Caramelized onion dip

½ recipe of caramelized onion (about 1 ½- 2 C.)

2 cloves of garlic crushed

1 C. Sour Cream

4 oz chevre

fresh herbs/chives

Salt and pepper

To the warm caramelized onions add the garlic and sweat for 2 minutes.

Remove from heat and add the sour cream and chevre.

Pulse in the food processor for a smooth texture or stir for a rustic dip.

Add the fresh herbs and final seasoning of salt and pepper.

 Chill for 2 hours and serve with your favorite chip.

Caramelized onion Soup

1 full recipe of caramelized onions, (4 C.)

1 each clove garlic crushed

1 Tbs Tomato Paste

1 tsp worcester shire

6 C. Stock or broth

season with salt and pepper

Add the garlic cloves to the warm caramelized onions and sautee for 2 minutes

Add the tomato paste and stir for an additional 2 minutes

Add the Worcester shire and stock

Season with salt and pepper

Optional garnish:

Crusty bread and gruyere cheese, place on top of the soup and bake in 400 degree oven or torch until the cheese is melted.

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