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What’s the Best Way to Cook an Onion


Now that we have chosen and cut our onions like a pro, I bet you are asking, “How do I cook an Onion?” The terminology used in recipes can sometimes be vague or confusing for how long to cook an ingredient, but don’t get overwhelmed, the best tools you can use to help you are your senses. As previously mentioned, the smell of onions cooking isn’t just mouthwatering, it will guide you to knowing how your Onions are cooking, such as a sweet scent.. Along with the way they look whole cooking is also another gauge for how you want your outcome, if you see your onions are beginning to burn, you know will need to adjust.  


If you are going to use your onion as a base, you will want to gently saute them chopped or sliced for about 7-10 minutes, then add in the rest of your ingredients. Keep them sauting for 40-45 minutes and you will have a delicious caramelized for your burger.

Roasting along with your favorite veggie is always a great idea, you will want to to slice or cut into wedges and roast for 40-50 minutes. Don’t forget to season with a little salt and pepper and a drizzle of oil!

If your recipe calls for making onions, you will want to put them in for about 20-30 minutes.

The best way to get comfortable with cooking with Onions (or any ingredient) is to just start where you are, with what you have. No one said it has to be perfect and the more you practice, the better you’ll get. As promised, we’ve included some of our favorite Onion recipes. They ideal for practicing your cutting skills. Happy cooking!

15- Minute Caramelized Onions

Easy French Onion Soup

Pico de Gallo


Asian stir fry


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