Caramelised Red Onion

Caramalised Red Onion

With successfully grown my own red onions this year, I decided to jar up some homemade caramelised red onion. Also a good way to get ahead when preparing some dishes or snacks as this recipe can be made in bulk and then frozen or kept in an air tight container for about 1 week.

These are wonderful with goats cheese on a pizza or in a quiche or simply used to top burgers, whichever way you decided to use them they will add so much flavour to an array of dishes.

Serves 4

1 Tbsp Olive Oil

2 Large Red Onions, finely sliced

1 Tbsp Soft Brown Sugar

4 Tbsp Balsamic Vinegar

1/2 tsp dried chilli (optional)

1 Tsp Mixed Herbs (optional)

  1. Heat the oil in a fry pan on medium heat and add the onions and herbs & chilli if using. Cover and cook for around 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally until soft.
  2. Remove the lid, reduce heat to a low heat and stir through the sugar and salt. Add the balsamic vinegar and 2 tbsp water then cook for a further 5-10 minutes until the liquid has almost disappeared.
  3. Set aside to cool, then place in a container or sealed bags to freeze or store. If freezing, defrost overnight in the fridge then heat through in a pan for a few minutes. (add a splash of water if needed)
red onion on brown wooden table
Red Onions

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