There’s something so satisfying about the smell, taste, and texture of caramelized onions. They’re the focal point in French onion soup, and they can add a whole new dimension to your cooking. Use them to top a pizza, make a rich onion dip, or wherever your culinary imagination takes you.
Caramel comes from cooking sugar. Onions are naturally sweet; as you slowly cook them, they’ll release their own sugars, which will begin the caramelization process. You may see recipes that call for adding sugar to the onions; if you’re using sweet onions, you don’t really need any extra sugar.