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Caramelised onions in a frying pan

Caramelised onions

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  • Preparation and cooking time
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  • Easy
  • Serves 6

Master how to make sweet, sticky caramelised onions. Perfect for adding to pasta, quiches or topping burgers and sausages

  • Gluten-free
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
Nutrition: Per serving
NutrientUnit
kcal108
fat4g
saturates1g
carbs16g
sugars14g
fibre3g
protein1g
salt0.2g
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Ingredients

Basic recipe

Tasty additions

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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Rating: 5 out of 5.15 ratings
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