Yummy, Oniony Goodness
Caramelized onions are so delicious and versatile. You can make French Onion Soup (add beef or vegetable broth, then top with a cheesy crouton), add them to pizza, pasta, mashed potatoes, or polenta, use in frittatas or soups -- the possibilities are endless. They are also very simple to make:
2 Tbsp butter
1 Tbsp olive oil (you could use just olive oil)
1 1/2 pounds yellow onions (about 3 medium)
3/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
pinch of sugar (this should be a "chef's pinch" - about 1 tsp)
Place a metal (NOT non-stick) pan on the stove over moderately low heat. Add butter and oil and allow butter to melt.
Slice onions in half, and then thinly slice cross-wise. Add onions, salt, and pepper to oil and stir to coat. Cover and cook 18 minutes, stirring occasionally, until onions are soft.
(We mean it when we say "stir occasionally" -- you only need to disturb them about every 5-6 minutes.)
Uncover, add sugar, and continue to cook 15-18 more minutes, stirring occasionally, until onions are deep, golden brown.