Melted onions with a buttery herb flavor to make every dish taste better! These melted onions are slow cooked until they have developed a beautiful buttery flavor and a soft melted (but not at all mushy) texture.
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Buttery delicious melted onions can be added to almost anything and always succeed at making it better. They’re fantastic included in your morning omelet, topping your lunchtime sandwich, or as a garnish for your dinner meat or fish. The sweetness of these melted onions will enhance soups and stews. Cold or hot, they are fantastic. Basically what I am saying is that this is a recipe you will want for the rest of your sorry miserable life (which will no longer be “sorry” or “miserable” because you now will have melted onions!). It’s truly difficult to exaggerate how wonderful these are.
***The longer the onions cook the meltier they get. They also turn a darker caramel color the longer they cook. That is a good thing!
I almost always make these onions in bulk because I’m not even kidding a little when I say they taste good with everything. Everything! Except for maybe cold cereal. Probably don’t add them to cold cereal.
But yeah, I absolutely love them added to everything! ie: breakfast, lunch, and dinner. You wouldn’t believe the difference they make in burgers, quesadillas and grilled cheese! The possibilities for this slow cooked wonderful creamy sweetness, are endless.
Furthermore, AWESOME NEWS! Once made, you can refrigerate these onions for up to 3 days and they will retain their fresh delicious flavor.
Of course now I’m probably getting ahead of myself. Before you refrigerate them, let me tell you how to make them. Ha!
To make our Melted Onions:
- Mandolin slice A BUNCH of onions.
- In a crockpot, add butter, all your onions, thyme, a bay leaf, some salt, and a small dash of red pepper flakes.
- Cook on low all day, or all night.
- Add to you favorite foods and recipes!
- Kiss your fingers and throw them in the air and yell “Yes! Where have Melted onions been all my life?!”
- Finally, Come back to share the love and write a rave review ;-P
- 8 cups sliced onions (approximately 4 large onions)
- 2 tsp salt
- 5 TBS butter
- 1/3 cup water
- 1 scant tsp garlic powder
- 1 bay leaf
- 4 thyme sprigs
- dash of red pepper flakes
- Put all of your ingredients in a crockpot, with the butter cubed and distributed throughout.
- Cook on "Low" heat for 8-10 hours. Stirring occasionally as needed.
- Onions should be "melting" and tender. If at any time they look as if they're turning mushy or falling apart, remove from heat.
- *Tip: Onions should look creamy the entire cooking time. If the crock looks dry before onions are done "melting", add a bit of cold water and stir.