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Caramelised Onions

Caramelised Onions

Learn how to prepare caramelised onions with Fine Dining Lovers.

Find out the easiest step-by-step recipe below:



03 November, 2021
Average: 4 (3 votes)

serves for



1 kg of golden onions
Caster sugar
150 g
250 ml
Extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons
A knob
Salt and pepper
To taste

Great for filling burgers, sandwiches and meat dishes, caramelised onions are simple and delicious. Ideal for flavouring dishes, caramelised onions are extremely cheap, easy and tasty. Here's how to prepare them.


Step 01

Caramelized Onions_Step one

Peel the onions and slice them in half vertically. Thinly slice each half with a sharp knife.

Step 02

Caramelized onions_Step two

Put the extra virgin olive oil and butter in a large pan. Heat over medium-high heat, until the butter has completely melted.

Step 03

Caramelized onions_Step three

Add the sliced onions, salt and pepper. Stir and cook until the onions have softened. It will take about 5-10 minutes.

Step 04

Caramelized onions_Step four

It's time to add the sugar and water to caramelise the onions. Continue cooking for about 1 hour over moderate heat, continuing to turn so that they don't stick to the bottom.

Step 05

Caramelized onions_Step five

The caramelised onions will be ready when they are soft and a nice golden colour. The liquid should have almost all evaporated.


For a stronger flavour you can add a teaspoon of Modena balsamic vinegar to the onions.



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Claudia Concas

Born in Milan on a hot summer’s night in July 1983, Claudia Concas developed a keen interest in good food from childhood: the kitchen has always been her fav