Caramelised Onions

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"My tweak on caramelised onions, the trick is to simply cook the onions slowly to caramelise the onions natural sugars. Balsamic and brown sugar help to add a rich flavour. Use on hamburgers, hotdogs, sausages, tarts or even as a side, these will for fit perfectly on most dishes. Covered and wrapped tightly cover tightly, they will keep for up to three weeks in the fridge. But I am not sure, there are never any left to try."

Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (275.8 g)
  • Calories 182.9
  • Total Fat - 6.5 g
  • Saturated Fat - 2.4 g
  • Cholesterol - 7.6 mg
  • Sodium - 35.8 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 30.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 4.3 g
  • Sugars - 17.1 g
  • Protein - 2.8 g
  • Calcium - 60.1 mg
  • Iron - 0.6 mg
  • Vitamin C - 18.9 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step 1

Heat the oil and butter in a large frypan over a low heat. When butter is melted and oil hot ~ Add the onions and a pinch of salt and cook very slowly for 15-20 minutes, stirring often to prevent them from catching. Don't be tempted to turn the heat up, as the onions may burn.

Step 2

When onions are softened and tinged golden, add sugar and balsamic - this will start a caramelising process. (If it gets too thick I add just a tablespoon or so of water - or wine)

Step 3

Cook onion over low heat for a further 5-10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until sticky and caramelised.

Step 4

When golden and sticky (or too your liking) serve immediately or cool, and tightly cover - and place in the fridge until needed to use.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.


Bergy (RIP" Forever in our Kitchen)

Wonderful onion recipe that I will be making again soon. The balsamic & brown sugar give the onions a light sweet & sour flavour. I will take some better photos and post one or two.

(9 Jan 2017)