Caramelized Onions

Caramelized onions--yum!! I love to have these on hand to add a little flavor to so many different things. They're great on pizza, a grilled cheese sandwich, a burger, mixed with a little cream cheese for a spread... You get the idea. Here's how to make them.

Cut a large yellow onion in half, remove the papery skin and discard. Lay each half flat on your cutting board and slice into thin half moon pieces.

Put the sliced onions into a frying pan and add a couple of tablespoons of olive oil and a teaspoon of salt. Turn the heat on medium low and cook the onions for 30-45 minutes or until very soft in texture and a deep brown color. You'll want to stir them very 5 minutes or so. 

Now they're ready to put on anything you want. Notice how much they cook down. I often do more than one onion so I have plenty for later. Store whatever you don't use in a covered container in the refrigerator. They'll keep for days.