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Photography, Valéry Guedes

How to make perfect caramelized onions

Our simple no-fail recipe will give you the delicious rich flavours you love, every single time.


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Caramelized Onions


  • 1/4 cup olive oil divided
  • 2 onions thinly sliced
  • 1 red onion thinly sliced
  • 2 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 6 sprigs thyme divided
  • 1 tsp each salt and pepper divided


  • in a large skillet, heat 1 tbsp of the oil over medium-high heat. Add both onions and cook covered, stirring occasionally until no liquid remains and onions are soft, about 6 minutes.
  • Stir in sugar, vinegar and 1/4 tsp each of the salt and pepper; cook, stirring until onions are dark golden, 7 to 9 minutes. Stir in 2 thyme sprigs and transfer to a plate.
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