Caramelise Shallots/Small onion

This onion side is a very simple and quick recipe. This is a great combination with any grilled meat.  Not to mention, It’s always a must for me when i do a BBQ. I love this and do it  on various occasions. The only possible hurdle i see is the bit of annoyance while peeling the small onions, but then it’s not really that bothersome.

Ingredients

  • 500 grams small onion/shallot
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • chopped parsley

Instructions: 

Take the small onions and put them on warm water. Soak them for 10-15 minutes. Peel the outer skin and root should be intact as much as possible.In a frying pan, Put butter along with olive oil in medium to high heat. Now, put the peeled onion and saute them in high heat for 2 minutes. Lower the flame to medium. Continue cooking till the onion is half cooked. This might take another 5 minutes. Do not over crowd the onion as they will not be able to get caramelized.

Now sprinkle sugar and salt all over the onion and cook them in medium high heat. After 2 minutes, lower the heat. Continue cooking for 7-10 minutes till the onions are tender. Before you off the heat put black pepper and cook for 30 seconds. Off the heat now and garnish freshly chopped parsley.

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Caramelis Shallots/Small onion
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Recipe type: Sides
Cuisine: Western
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Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
  • 500 grams small onion/shallot
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • chopped parsley
Instructions
  1. Take the small onions and put them on warm water.
  2. Soak them for 10-15 minutes.
  3. Peel the outer skin and root should be intact as much as possible.
  4. In a frying pan, Put butter along with olive oil in medium to high heat.
  5. Now, put the peeled onion and saute them in high heat for 2 minutes.
  6. Lower the flame to medium.
  7. Continue cooking till the onion is half cooked.
  8. Do not over crowd the onion as they will not be able to get caramelized.
  9. Now sprinkle sugar and salt all over the onion and cook them in medium high heat.
  10. After 2 minutes, lower the heat.
  11. Continue cooking for 7-10 minutes till the onions are tender.
  12. Before you off the heat put black pepper and cook for 30 seconds.
  13. Off the heat now and garnish freshly chopped parsley.

2 comments

  1. This is a perfect side dish, looks delicious! I love caramelized onions with anything! Thanks for posting!

    1. Thanks for posting Heidi –Zeri

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