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Saturday, May 12, 2012

Caramelized Onions

I ran across this blog for caramelizing onions in the crock pot! It is so easy and really needs no attention, unlike the stove top method. I did pay attention however... mainly because I'm nosy and impatient and curious! Next time, they're going in the pot and I'm going to bed! LOLOL

I hope you enjoy trying this from-scratch slow cooker recipe!  Use this link to get the recipe for  How to Make Caramelized Onions in the Slow Cooker from The Perfect Pantry. 

Here's how it went for me!

This is all you need...
3 pounds of onions, cooking spray and olive oil!

Cut the ends off and peel the outer layer.
Cut them in half, then slice them thinly...

Spray the crock pot with cooking spray
and dump in the sliced onions!
Drizzle with a little olive oil. I used about 1T...
Started cooking at 7:30pm! (yeah, I didn't think that through!)

After one hour of cooking time, they've already cooked down a lot.

 About 11pm they looked like this... still need time to cook more!

At 12:30am, I said...
Well, it's late, and I'm going to bed! I'll just turn them to
"Keep Warm" which is a very, very low simmer.

This morning, this is what I found!

I think I'm going to make Mama's famous French Onion Soup!!!


  1. I used some of mine to make a caramelized onion soup, too. The recipe is on my soup blog, Soup Chick. Enjoy, and thanks for posting your results!

  2. I didn't see you mention using the olive oil, only the spray

    1. The complete recipe is linked in the first of the post, but I used about 1 tablespoon or so. I think the recipe says 2 T, but I use less. I don't like a strong olive oil taste... It's up to you!