Caramelized Parmesan Onions

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

Good on it's own and also can be used to top casseroles, put in sandwiches, top baked potatoes, etc. You have the option of adding breadcrumbs or not.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place oil and butter in a medium skillet on medium high heat to melt butter.
  2. Mix onion slices with salt and sugar.
  3. Add to oil/butter mixture.
  4. Turn heat down to medium.
  5. Cook, stirring occasionally until onions are caramelized to a light golden brown, about 15-20 minutes.
  6. Adjust seasoning. If using breadcrumbs, combine the bread crumbs and Parmesan cheese and toss with the onions.
  7. Keep warm.
  8. If not using breadcrumbs, toss the Parmesan cheese with the onions.
  9. Keep warm.
  10. Variations:.
  11. If you wish, you may add a dash of balsamic vinegar or soy sauce.


Most Helpful

This sure is good on its own and is very simple. (Eating it now :) ) It's different from other caramelized onions I've tried but it stands on its own. I used a different but very good type of bread crumbs minus parmesan and ate this as is when I was too lazy to really cook for lunch. Thanks, Sharon. Lovely! My plate's now empty. :D

Pneuma July 23, 2008

Carmalizing onions seems to enhance the flavor of many dishes, so we made this as a way to dress up a can of plain old string beans we had in the cupboard. This recipe has a nice flavor and we can see using it on sandwiches and potatoes, but omitting the bread crumbs. The addition of the parmesan was well received. Overall, we liked this recipe.

2Bleu May 30, 2008

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