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When onions are fried gently, they release natural sugars. These sugars caramelise, giving sticky softened onions their characteristic flavour. Adding a teaspoon of sugar speeds up this process. If the onions fry too quickly or over a high heat they burn, a splash of water can prevent this. Will Keep in the fridge for 5 days or freeze for up to one month. Can be used as chutney, added to cheese on toast or as a component of other recipes (see Sticky Onion Gravy or recipe ute#181897)
- Melt the butter in a large deep an and add the onions.
- Cover and cook gently for 10 minutes until soft.
- Add sugar and cook for 15 - 20 minutes, stirring, until all the liquid has evaporated and the onions are golden.
- Divide into three batches if making any of the recipes above.