I sliced onions in half, and peeled them so the skin was gone. Then I sliced
each half in about 1/8 to 1/4 inch slices like you would for a hamburger. I
dumped all of these slices in my crockpot. I filled my crockpot about 3/4 of
the way full of the onion slices. It takes about 3 lbs or more (I had purchased
5 lbs but didn't use all of them) to fill my crockpot this full. THEN take 1/2
to full stick of BUTTER, (use real butter for this. Less water, and oil and
more nummy goodness) and place it ON TOP OF the onions in the cockpot. Then
turn your crockpot on. I didn't leave it alone, I cooked it on medium for 2
hours, which was cooking the onions, but didn't really carmelize them... So I
turned it on high for another 3 hours and stirred it about once an hour. At the
end of the 3 hours they were nutty flavored, and sweet and oh so good!!! DH
loved them so much.

Warnings though. For the first couple of hours they smell like stinky raw
onions, so you may want to have people out of the house or when you aren't
expecting company. After the first hour on high they were really smelling good
though and I almost went and cranked up the barby for hamburgers to go with
those carmelized onions.

The next time I do them I am going to do high temp for 3.5 to 4 hours and see
how that works. I don't know if you HAVE to stir once an hour, but it allowed
all the camelizing ones to be stirred in good in case they were only doing it on
the bottom or the top and it allowed me to be sure they were all staying coated
in the melted butter too for flavor.

When they are done, I used used a 2 TBSP scoop (Pampered Chef has them and so do
most kitchen stores), and scooped them onto a wax paper lined cookie sheet.
Then I froze the sheet for about 2 hours. (you will need to do this a few
times.) Once the little piles were frozen solid I took them off and plopped
them into a rubbermaid container and stuck them back into the freezer. Now when
we have burgers or steaks or even chicken or any other recipe calling for
carmelized onion, I can just reach in and grab what I want.


Emily Y.

----- Original Message -----
From: Kara Grantland
To: Budget101_@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Tuesday, October 07, 2003 6:48 PM
Subject: Re: Budget101.com : Info about crockpot recipes

Emily > I have also used it to carmelize huge amounts of onions

Kara > Elaborate Please!!!

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