Caramelized onions can be added to sandwiches, hot dogs, hamburgers, salads, soups and stews, or even eaten plain.
- Butter (about 2 Tbs per large onion)
- Salt, if desired
- Water, if desired
- Thinly and evenly slice onions.
- Heat butter in skillet; add onions. Sprinkle with salt if desired.
- Allow onions to cook for a long time (30 minutes or more, depending on how many onions you are cooking and how caramelized you want them to be). Stir occasionally, every few minutes (more as they get closer to done). Stir often enough to keep them from burning but not too often that they don’t brown or caramelize.
- As the onions dry out, add a couple tablespoons of water if desired to keep them moist as they cook evenly and to keep them from burning to the pan.
- The onions are done cooking when they are brown and caramelized.