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How to Make Caramelized Onions

Easy step by step instructions on How to Caramelize Onions.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time45 mins
Servings: 1 Cup


  • Sweet Onion s
  • 1 tbsp Butter per onion
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil per onion
  • Salt to Taste
  • Pepper to Taste


  • Cut the onions into strips, uniform in size.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium high heat.
  • Once the skillet is hot add the butter and olive oil.
  • Once the butter is sizzling add the onions and stir to combine.
  • Let the onions sit, uninterrupted, for about 5 minutes.
  • Turn down the heat to medium and stir to combine.
  • Repeat for about 20 minutes.
  • If needed, add an additional tablespoon of butter or olive oil.
  • If you see the onions are starting to burn, turn down the heat to medium low.
  • Continue to stir every 5 minutes until you're left with golden caramelized onions.