Posted on | February 7, 2013 | No Comments
*The benefits of onions are many. I’m listing just a few here for you. Not only are they loaded with vitamin C… Studies have shown onions to have antibacterial & antiviral properties. They’ve been shown to lower cholesterol, increase blood flow, help maintain blood pressure & can help in preventing & healing cancer. Yes. Cancer. (Do not confuse this with a total cure!!!)
While raw onions are the best at getting these benefits, cooked onions still offer many of these amazing boons. A great way to enjoy these hearty little miracles? Caramelized! By caramelizing onions, they take on a sweet almost candied taste. Yummy!
“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food”-Hippocrates
The number of onions you prepare is dependent on how much you need & how big your pan is.
To caramelize onions, peel & slice your onion(s). For each onion, use 1-2 tablespoons of butter, coconut oil, bacon grease or other oil/grease of choice. Heat your oil in a pan over medium heat until hot. Add onion & stir to coat the onion with the oil. Turn heat to medium low & saute, stirring occasionally until onions are translucent, tender & browning. Your onions will take on a sweet taste after caramelizing.
Caramelized onions are wonderful over steak, chicken, pork & fish. They taste amazing atop eggs & fried potatoes. There are so many things you can do with them. You can also make a large batch & freeze them. Thaw them completely then add to your dish & heat through. You can also heat them over low heat to use on top of foods.
“Michaela– homeschooling Mom to 3 boys, wife to one wonderful Hubba, kitty-momma, likes gardening/sewing/baking/cooking/a multitude of other things.
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