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caramelized onions in a pan

Perfect Caramelized Onions - learn the secret!

We have the secret to making the most Perfect Caramelized Onions you will eat! Learn how to caramelize onions our way, and you will never want to make them any other way.
Course Condiment, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword best caramelized onions, caramelized onions, caramelized onions recipe, caramelizing onions, how to caramelize onions, perfect caramelized onions
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 206kcal


  • Skillet


  • 3 sweet onions sliced; or red onions, if desired
  • 2 Tbsp. vermouth or balsamic vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp. sugar
  • 4 Tbsp. butter
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Melt 4 Tbsp. butter in a skillet over medium high heat. Add 3 sliced sweet onions to the pan and allow them to sit until they begin to brown. Only begin to stir once they start browning.
    onions cooking in skillet
  • Add in 1 Tbsp. sugar and 2 Tbsp. vermouth when the onions are just starting to brown. Stir through and continue to cook for another 3 minutes, then season with salt and pepper to taste.
    onions beginning to caramelize in pan
  • Continue to cook until completely browned and soft.
    caramelized onions in a pan



How to Use Caramelized Onions


Calories: 206kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 32mg | Sodium: 22mg | Potassium: 295mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 369IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 53mg | Iron: 1mg