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Sautéed Onions

Sweet and tender onions are great for adding to other recipes including dips, pizzas, pastas, and topping meats.
Browned onions on a plate.
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
Makes: 1 cup
Nutrition Facts: View label

Ingredients

1 medium onion, sliced or chopped
1 teaspoon vegetable oil, margarine or butter

Directions

  1. Heat oil in a wide bottomed skillet or pan over medium-high heat.
  2. Add chopped or sliced onion and cook, stirring frequently, until desired softness and color are reached. Reduce the heat as needed to prevent burning.
    • 3 to 5 minutes – onions will be crisp-tender and a clear white
    • Longer cooking will start to brown the onions. They will become softer and sweeter.
    • Cooking for a long time (30 minutes or more) at a lower heat will turn onions a rich golden brown.
  3. Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.

Notes

  • When sauteing more than one onion, avoid crowding them in the pan.

Comments

Walla Walla Sweet Onions are especially good for this recipe.  I added salt and pepper while I was sauteing. 

Sautéed onions are a staple in our house.  The process carmelizes the onions, giving them a sweeter and more mellow flavor.  I serve these often as a side dish and we love them on burgers and sandwiches. 

Saute onion is so good to put in with any meats that I cook, especially steaks, hamburger or liver. I like to add a few other spices such as garlic and/or onion powder as well. So yummy.

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