I was watching Nigella's cooking show on Sunday evening. She was making a lamb dish to which she added caramelized onions. However, the onions she hadn't made herself but came out of a jar. Does anyone know if caramelized onions in jars are available in Toronto?
They are around, though generally only at high end stores. The best I've tasted from a jar were from Silver Palate (who possibly has the recipe in one of their cookbooks). Check places like Summerhill or Pusateri's. If a Loblaw's has them, they will generally be above the refrigerated cases in the meat or cheese areas.
The Chinese version is crispy fried onions. These also come from Denmark. They are tasty, and cheap, but they aren't what you want. The stuff Nigella is suggesting is quite expensive. I can eat a $10 jar by myself at one sitting.