Caramelized Onions

“Caramelized onions are good on so many things, especially nice on top of a good burger.” – April Ferre

Caramelized Onions

Course: Miscellaneous


  • 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 2 Large Sweet Onions Peeled & Sliced
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Tablespoon Water


  • Heat the olive oil in a large, non-stick pan over medium high heat. Add the onions and salt and cook, stirring often, until the onions soften and start to brown.
  • Reduce heat to medium low and cook, stirring occasionally, until the onions collapse completely and turn to a rich, jammy brown, about 30 minutes.
  • When the onions are nearly done, add water and stir, scrapping the browned bits from the bottom of the pan into the onions. Set aside to cool. Makes 1 cup.

2020 Recipe – April Ferre – From Wicked Good Burgers by Andy Husbands, Chris Hart & Andrea Pyenson, 2013.