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9 Ways to Cook an Onion

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9 Ways to Cook an Onion
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The humble onion has to be the most versatile and important vegetable in the kitchen. Think of all the dishes that start with an onion: the stocks, the stews, and the sauces ...we could continue.

This simple infographic from Pounds to Pocket provides instructions for how to cook onions nine different ways, from caramelising them or sweating them down, to roasting them – whatever it takes to extract all that flavour and sweetness.

We’d probably suggest a few adaptations to these instructions, like maybe sweating your onions in butter to kick the richness of your dish up a level, but it’s a nice starting point if you want to know how to get the best out of the mighty bulb.

Do you want to learn from the pros too? Watch Michelin-starred chefs cook onions in different ways.

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