- (3 lbs, sliced) Onions
- (2-4 Tbsp) Butter - lb
- (to taste) Salt
Thinly slice the onions. About 1/8-inch thick works well. Use an entire 3 pound bag, which makes 2 cups caramelized onions — or less, if desired.
Sauté the onions for 8 to 10 minutes on medium high heat. Melt butter, then add the onions and saute until they’re soft.
Add salt and cook 40 to 45 minutes on medium low until very dark brown.You’ll see the onions go through stages: first golden brown, then medium brown, then very dark brown. They’re done when the flavor is developed and sweet, and they’re almost falling apart they’re so tender.