Caramelized onion

Onions are used in almost every recipe, it seems. From chilled salads to spicy chili, onions add a wonderful flavor to just about any dish. Not only do they taste good, but they also have alot of nutritional benefits.

Seldom, though, do people think that onions can be a delcious vegetable all by itself. When caramelized in organic sweet cream butter the result is a sweet vegetable that melts in your mouth. Caramelized onions are really easy to make and they make a great side dish on a veggie plate, in an omelete, paired with chicken, or on top of a juicy steak.

Shopping List:
• Onions (I prefer the red or sweet yellow onions)
• Organic Sweet Cream Butter
• Salt and Pepper
• A couple cloves of garlic, minced
• Fresh parsley, chopped (optional)

Directions: Peel onions and slice them into 1/4-inch rings. Melt 4 tablespoons of butter in a skillet. When the butter is melted add the onion rings and garlic, cover, and cook on medium-low heat. Stir occasionally. When the onions are soft and richly browned they are done. (In the above picture, they are a little lighter than what I prefer them, but you can decide how done you like them). Remove from heat, add salt and pepper and top with fresh parsley. Serve warm.

Tipoftheday You can find lots of uses for caramelized onions that are a little out of the ordinary. My favorite recipes to date are caramelized onion mashed potatoes and caramelized onion & goat cheese panini. If you're not a raw onion fan, give caramelized onions a try, I really think you'll like the sweetness of them.

Have a great week!