When to salt onions?
I was wondering if there is protocol for when you salt cooked onions.
Sometimes I see people salt onions as soon as they get in the pan. Other times, they wait.
Does it matter if you are sweating them or sauteing them or caramelizing them?
"if you’re sweating vegetables, you should add salt intermittently to help leech out the moisture, says Lauren Martey, a research and development chef for Diamond Crystal Salt. But if you’re caramelizing onions or browning mushrooms you don’t want to draw out moisture, for a better caramelization of the sugars, so you should wait until the end to salt."
This is from a prior post on Chowhound.