caramelized onions in a crock pot
- jeff Nov 3, 2005 10:26 PM
Has anyone tried doing caramelized onions in a crock pot? If so, how do they turn out and what is your recipe?
Caramelized onions would be ruined in a crock pot.
They have to cook in a large skillet with a lot of evaporation surface so the moisture doesn't fall back on them.
It is very time consuming to constantly stir over low heat, but the results are worth the effort.
I did this per the directions someone posted here last fall, I think. Sliced up the onions, filled the crockpot to the very top, put a stick of butter on top and went to bed. It worked great. They were fantastic, although I didn't get a chance to use them on much cause I just kept eating them out of the container. I can't remember the details as far as exact times and weights. Try a search.
I just bought "Not Your Mother's Slow Cooker Cookbook" and it has a couple of recipes for French Onion Soup in it, and the cookbook says it carmelizes onions beautifully. I don't have it with me, and I just got it last night, so I don't know much other than that! So far, it's an awesome cookbook from the looks of it... I've only gotten through the soups and porridges sections!