Crops & Varieties: Onions
A great article from Ruhlman’s Twenty about onions.
All onions are great caramelized. Simmer with oil (or, if you’re feeling fancy, bacon fat) covered on low heat for over an hour. Better yet, try the crockpot approach listed below.
Don’t skip out on raw onions! Put them in salad, on burgers or sandwiches. Particularly refreshing on bean burritos.
Store in a cool, dark spot where air circulates freely (not in a bag). Avoid storing in damp areas.
Generally, don’t store onions in the refrigerator, but if you choose to do so, keep them loose in the produce drawer and away from other produce, as the moisture given off can affect the onions and cause them to go bad more quickly.
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|Braising:||20-40 mins for thick slices|
|Grilling:||10-15 mins for slices|
|Roasting:||30-45 mins at 375-500°|
|Sauteing:||14-40 mins over low heat to caramelize or sweat; 4-6 mins with high heat|
|Stir Frying:||3-5 mins|