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Star Anise Caramelized Onions

Star Anise Caramelized Onions

Star Anise Caramelized Onions

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Discover the secret to effortlessly delicious caramelized onions! Don't be intimidated by their fancy name—making them is easier than you think. With just a simple process of cutting onions and stirring in a pan, you'll achieve golden perfection.


For an extra touch of sweetness and aroma, add whole Star Anise. These flavorful onions elevate burgers, pizza, and mashed potatoes. Once you experience the beefy goodness enhanced by the lingering anise aftertaste, you'll never make onions any other way again!

Yields
1 servings
Prep Time Cook Time Total Time
5 min 30 min 35 min
Star Anise Caramelized Onions

Ingredients

Directions

Put a frying pan on medium heat, and add oil. When the oil is hot, add sliced onions, salt, and star anise.

Stir from time to time. If they start to get too brown, turn down the heat a little. (You want a 'caramelized' brown, not a 'burnt' brown.)

Once they start to get translucent, give them a stir and then leave them alone for about 10 minutes.

Then stir them gently. They should be releasing their liquid, and starting to caramelize and sweeten. Every 3 minutes or so, go back and stir them. Once they've reached the color (and flavor) you want, take them off the heat. Let them cool to room temperature. When cool, put in a covered container and place in the refrigerator. They will keep for a week. 


Notes:

These onions make a wonderful topper to steak, seafood, burgers, or chicken. You can also toss with pasta and whatever vegetables, cooked meats, or cheeses you have in your refrigerator. Add them to sautéed vegetables during the last minute of cooking.

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Star Anise Caramelized Onions

Star Anise Caramelized Onions

COOK TIME: 30.0

Put a frying pan on medium heat, and add oil. When the oil is hot, add sliced onions, salt, and star anise.

Stir from time to time. If they start to get too brown, turn down the heat a little. (You want a 'caramelized' brown, not a 'burnt' brown.)

Once they start to get translucent, give them a stir and then leave them alone for about 10 minutes.

Then stir them gently. They should be releasing their liquid, and starting to caramelize and sweeten. Every 3 minutes or so, go back and stir them. Once they've reached the color (and flavor) you want, take them off the heat. Let them cool to room temperature. When cool, put in a covered container and place in the refrigerator. They will keep for a week. 


Notes:

These onions make a wonderful topper to steak, seafood, burgers, or chicken. You can also toss with pasta and whatever vegetables, cooked meats, or cheeses you have in your refrigerator. Add them to sautéed vegetables during the last minute of cooking.

Star Anise Caramelized Onions

Discover the secret to effortlessly delicious caramelized onions! Don't be intimidated by their fancy name—making them is easier than you think. With just a simple process of cutting onions and stirring in a pan, you'll achieve golden perfection.


For an extra touch of sweetness and aroma, add whole Star Anise. These flavorful onions elevate burgers, pizza, and mashed potatoes. Once you experience the beefy goodness enhanced by the lingering anise aftertaste, you'll never make onions any other way again!

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