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Caramelized Onions

Cook time: 45 mins
Total time: 45 mins
Yield: 1 Quart



  • 6 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 large sweet onions, halved and sliced thin


  • Heat the oil over low heat in a large roasting pan set over 2 burners while slicing the onions. A few minutes before adding the onions, increase the heat to medium-high. Add the onions: cook, stirring often, until they are dramatically reduced and light caramel brown, 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Reduce the heat to medium-low; continue to cook the onions, stirring frequently until they are rich caramel, 20 to 30 minutes longer. (Can be cooled to room temperature, and refrigerated in a covered container for several weeks.)