Carmelized onions

Carmelized onions

One of my favorite restaurants here in DC is Busboys and Poets. They have a wonderful Steak and Asparagus salad that has cucumbers, tomatoes, mixed greens, blue cheese, crostini and sautéed onions served with a balsamic vinegarette. That’s to what I’m making today…gotcha 🙂

I am however sharing my recipe for the sautéed onions. I decided to make my own at home on top of a broiled steak and served it with green beans. This really was by far one of the easiest recipes ice ever made without having an actual recipe to follow. It does require that you constant,y watch your frying pan and stir…a lot of slow stirring but you’ll be more than pleased with your end result. The onions come out carmelized and very sweet.

Enjoy !


1 medium to large sized onion

1 medium frying pan

2 tablespoons of olive oil

1/4 cup of water

1 wooden spoon

Step 1: Peel the outer portion of your onion and then slice it thinly. 


Step 2: Add 2 tablespoons of olive oil to your frying pan and allow to warm. Once you’re pan is hot add your sliced onions. 

 Step 3: Here’s the hardest part of the recipe…watching your onions to ensure they do not burn. Trust me this can be very easy to do if you are not very careful. From this point on you’re just stirring your onions well. You’ll see that they will begin to carmelize right before your eyes. 


Step 4: Once you’ve monitored your onions browning, now you’ll want to slowly add your water. As you pour your stir, ensuring your pan doesn’t steam up too much but constantly stirring.  

Step 5: Believe it or not, now you’re ready to serve. I topped my broiled steak with onions & served it with some green beans. You can follow suit or make your own creation.


Bon Appetite



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