Friday, February 13, 2009

let me carmelize your onions: no, that's not a euphemism for anything

today is my birthday, so i'm gonna keep it short. i'll post pics of my perfect day later.

how do i get these onions so gorgeous? i cheat.

you'll need
  • 2 onions preferably vidalia
  • olive oil (2-3T)
  • balsamic vinegar
  • turbinado
i wish i had taken pictures of the process. skin your onion and cut the ends off. now cut the globe in half and lay each half cut side down on a chopping board. now take your knife(having a good one really helps in this case) and you'll have two half globes. now very carefully, make thin vertical slices going from right to the left of the half globe so you have nice wispy strips of onion. in the mean time, you should be heating the oil in a pan, i like to use a non-stick pan. cook the slices, making sure to get them nice and bathed in the oil. keep the heat on medium, you don't want to burn them. once they start to get translucent add a few splashes of balsamic vinegar and keep cooking. after a few more minutes add a t of turbinado and cook a couple minutes longer. the result: beautiful strips of golden gorgeousness.

i use these onions to top mujadara, but you can use them for anything really. they make gnarly sammich toppers, or mix with a maple mustard dressing recipe for a very wowza dressing that is sure to impress your friends.


Anonymous said...

Wow, those look so delicious! And easy =)


Tami (Vegan Appetite) said...

Happy Birthday!!!

I'm going to have to try that with salad dressing. I love carmelized onions.

ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

Happy Birthday, Miss Fishy Jen friend!

Eat lotsa chocolate ;o)

pixiepine said...

Yum! Happy Birthday!!

Anonymous said...

Woaaahhhh man! Great idea. Cheating is always cool in my book.

Anna said...

happy birthday! and those are some fantastic looking onions.

laura said...

Happy Birthday! :) Those onions look amazing!

elizabeth said...

Oooohh! I love mujadarra (sp?). I will try your onions with it next time I make it!!

Happy (Belated) Birthday!