PERFECT CARAMELIZED ONION
Serves 4-6 as side dish or on 4-6 sandwiches
3 lg. sweet onions – cut off ends, cut in half from end to end, peel bith halves, then cut crosswise into 1/4 inch wide half rings
2 T. extra virgin olive oil
sea salt and black pepper
In extra-large skillet, over medium heat, melt oil till hot.
Add onions all at once. Stir to coat with oil, salt and pepper to taste, then saute till soft around the edges.
Raise heat to medium-high. Let cook without stirring for 1 minute to slightly char the edges, then stir to cook and lightly char the rest.
Now, turn heat to low and simmer till onions are equally brown, soft and sweet. It takes awhile. Stir as needed.
Adjust for salt and pepper.
Notes: Perfectly caramelized onion is something you don’t often see. Make them in advance, then reheat to use is the best way of handling them.
When done, onions should be a ‘coffee with cream color’ throughout, or the color of caramel as the name suggests.