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Crockpot Caramelized Onions - bjcotton - 11-11-2006

Here it is:

* Exported from MasterCook *

Caramelized Onions, Crockpot

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Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00
Categories : A List Fruits-Vegetables

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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6 onions
1/2 cup butter

You can use just about any kind of onion for this--Vidalia, Spanish, yellow--it's your choice.

Slice the stem and root ends off each onion. Peel the onions, but leave them whole.

Place onions and butter in crockpot and cook on low for anywhere from 12-36 hours. The onions will get deep golden brown and literally fall apart.

Use right away or freeze for later.

Suggested uses: in omelets, sandwiches, soups, casseroles, dips, pasta sauce, or alongside any grilled meat.

Note: If your crockpot is big enough, you can double the amount of onions.

Re: Crockpot Caramelized Onions - Roxanne 21 - 11-11-2006

This is a GREAT start to French Onion Soup!!! Thanks, Billy!! Less of a hassle watching the caramelization process but still get that wonderful aroma!!! YUMMM!!!!

Re: Crockpot Caramelized Onions - bjcotton - 11-11-2006

That's what I was thinking when I went looking for it. I hate to caramelize onions, but love caramelized onions. Being as I'm lazy, I went looking for an easier method and found it.

Re: Crockpot Caramelized Onions - Roxanne 21 - 11-11-2006

And to our benefit, BJ----this will save a LOT of time and agony but I see an awesome result----

Re: Crockpot Caramelized Onions - Mare749 - 11-11-2006

Thanks Billy, actually I found another recipe that was similar to yours and it also called for a can of chicken stock, but I don't think I would want to add that because there would be too much liquid and the onions would boil instead of carmelize. Yours sounds like a better plan. I'm going to try that this weekend.

Re: Crockpot Caramelized Onions - vannin - 11-11-2006

That is a stroke of genius Billy. I love it. French onion soup as suggested above certainly. And other things as well.

Re: Crockpot Caramelized Onions - bjcotton - 11-11-2006

If you slice the onions they caramelize quicker, I usually do. Haven't frozen any yet, but probably will.

Re: Crockpot Caramelized Onions - vannin - 11-11-2006

The little pickling onions would be fun to try whole.

Re: Crockpot Caramelized Onions - Half_Baked - 11-11-2006

Another great idea, BJ! I abhor caramelizing since it takes so long, but I love the onions too.

Re: Crockpot Caramelized Onions - pjcooks - 11-11-2006

Thanks, Billy, this is something I've never thought of doing. My customers love roast beef sandwiches with caramalized onions, but too often stove top space is at a premium so I rarely get to do this.