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Time Will Tell -- 24 hours 
Dec. 13, 2011 8:29 am 
Updated: Dec. 18, 2011 8:00 am
Heard about a novel way to make carmelized onions.  I always have trouble making these because I lose patience with how long it takes and the stirring etc.  New method currently under way is to make them in the crock pot.  4 sweet onions, peeled, and 1/2 cup butter.  Place in pot and COOK ON LOW FOR 24 HOURS.  Wasn't specified if you sliced or left whole, so I sliced half of them.  Cautioned not to stop cooking before the 24 hour mark or flavor will be lost.  I will let you know.  I am thinking this will be a good base for onion soup, tasty over hamburgers, yummy with some mushrooms and marsala wine on pan seared chicken.  Ideas anyone?
Dec. 13, 2011 9:00 am
Also on grilled chicken sandwhiches. Can't wait to find out how well that works. I happen to have 4 onions at home I'd be willing to use for this.
Dec. 13, 2011 9:14 am
24 hrs.. yikes! pls do let us know how it goes.. I hate browning onions too. it takes forever AND it mkes me cry..
Dec. 13, 2011 11:24 am
Never tried it but I have heard of it. I was also thinking a few weeks ago you might be able to do this in a Oven
Dec. 13, 2011 12:38 pm
I'm definately interested in your experiment, please be sure to post how it went in a new blog so it shows up at the tope! I'd love to try this.
Dec. 13, 2011 12:39 pm
tope??? top, I meant !
Dec. 13, 2011 2:35 pm
Amanda, put your onions in the crockpot, see new post. King: Would not want to keep oven on for 24hours, and Sue would be furious no?
Dec. 13, 2011 3:06 pm
Well Yes :^) but I don't think it would take too long in the oven spread out on a sheet pan.
Dec. 13, 2011 3:52 pm
Cover Girl-Sounds very interesting. Let us know how they turn out. I am for anything that sounds easy.
Dec. 18, 2011 8:00 am
Ate the onions. Very good. Not exactly the same taste as carmelized on top of stove. I used them to make a sorta Chicken Marsala, sauteed mushrooms, seared chicken thighs and marsala wine, with the onions stirred in to the sauce. Served with mashed pots. and fresh broccoli. Good meal.
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