How to Caramelize Onions

by Sam Grossberg

Caramelizing onions by slow cooking them releases more sugar from the onions, leaving a sweet flavor that makes a delicious topping to any meat, poultry, or fish.


  • 1 Onion
  • Olive oil
  • Lemon juice
  • Salt
  • Garlic powder
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Chop an onion into cross sections. Peel the skin. I like red onions for their rich flavor.

    Step 2

    Sautée the onions in olive oil on medium-low heat for 5 minutes.

    Step 3

    Add a dash of salt and garlic powder. Turn the heat down to low and simmer for another 30 minutes.

    Step 4

    The onions should now be soft and golden brown. Add a dash of lemon juice and let simmer for another minute or two before serving.

    Step 5

    Serve on burgers, steak, or fish. Enjoy!