Microwave 'fried' Onions (Fat Free)

Recipe by Ethan UK
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READY IN: 4mins
SERVES: 1
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 80
    g onions (1 medium-size, to taste)
  • 12
    teaspoon sunflower oil (optional)
  • oil (optional) or butter (optional)
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DIRECTIONS

  • Slice the onion/s just as you would for frying them for burgers or hot-dogs and place on a microwaveable plate (or in a microwaveable bowl if doing lots of onions to feed several people).
  • Add oil or a knob of butter if desired.
  • Microwave for 2 - 3 minutes or until done, gently stir/mix halfway through cooking time.
  • Microwaves vary greatly in strength, but as a guide, for one medium onion - enough for a good sized hot dog, in my 1000W machine I microwave on high for 1 minute 30 seconds then loosely mix with my fingers. I then set the microwave for another 1 minute 30 seconds but I don't press start until the sausages/burgers etc are almost finished being grilled then press start just before serving so that the onion is piping hot.
  • They have a bit more 'kick' to them than pan-fried onions if you do them without the fat. If using oil or butter do go easy as very little is required.
  • It's a viable and very handy way of 'frying' onions whether you're a healthy-eating fanatic like me or not!
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