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Ingredients

Basic recipe

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Method

  • STEP 1

    Heat the oil in a large deep frying pan over a low heat.

  • STEP 2

    Add the onions with a generous pinch of salt and cook slowly for 30-40 mins. Stir occasionally to prevent them from sticking or burning until they become soft and golden. If the onions start to catch, add a splash of water to the pan and mix well.

  • STEP 3

    Add the sugar and vinegar to give them a sweet, slightly sharp chutney flavour. Keep cooking on a low heat for another 5 mins, stirring occasionally until the mix is sticky, the sugar has dissolved and the vinegar has reduced. The onions are now ready to serve, or use in a recipe.

RECIPE TIPS
HOW TO USE CARAMELISED ONIONS

Delicious piled into burgers, cheese toasties or served alongside a cheeseboard. They work well in a simple pasta dish with pine nuts and kale or broccoli. Add a spoon to sausage rolls before rolling, or use in quiches or savoury tarts. Add a spoon to gravy for richness and sweetness, or serve alongside sausages and mash.  

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