Total Time
Prep 0 mins
Cook 20 mins


Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Put the onions in the bowl with the fat or butter. Cover the bowl and microwave for 10 minutes on high.
  2. Take off the cover, and stir the onions--there should be good bit of liquid in the bowl. Microwave (uncovered) for approximately 10 more minutes, but keep an eye on it. It should get brown around the edges, so stir it periodically.
  3. Eventually it'll be a brown mass of onions. If you like them crispy, microwave them a bit longer but, again, keep an eye on them--it's a real short moment between crispy and burnt.
  4. You can do this in a conventional oven too, but it takes longer; say around 20 minutes at 350°F with the cover on and another 20 min with the cover off, stirring periodically. Once again, keep an eye on it.


Most Helpful

3 medium onions made a very tasty part of a meal for 3 persons. The recipe ingredients reads "20 butter" and "onions" but doesn't say how many. I used about a 1/2 C. butter and 3 medium onions & it worked out fine and the cooking time seemed to be the right time. 3 med. onions would serve 4 people. They would be really yummy atop a thick juicy filet mignon! In fact, I believe that this recipe could be included with a large number of meals of various types.

William Hakala December 20, 2000

I used one stick of butter,4 onions and 1 pound fresh mushrooms,sliced.Plus liberal amounts of salt and pepper.Then served them over the top of grilled chicken.Yummy!!

Mona January 02, 2002

This may not be the traditional way to carmelize onions but who cares? They are delicious! My kids even ate them!

Cooking Mom of 7 June 16, 2008

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