Caramelised Onions for One

By November 19, 2021Mains, Side
Red onions are sliced and then cooked, in a frying pan with sugar and white vinegar added to get the bitter sweet result when the onions sweat down and caramelised and go sticky, They are lovely served with Barbecued meat or as a filling in mushrooms or tarts

These bitter sweet onions are delicious when served with BBQ meat or as a filling for tarts or mushrooms. Enjoy!



Prep time

5 Minutes

Cooking time

30 Minutes


  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 red or brown onion, sliced (I used red for this recipe)
  • pinch salt
  • ½ tablespoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoons white balsamic vinegar


  • Heat oil in small frying pan over medium-low heat
  • Add the sliced onions and salt. Stir, while cooking for 10-15 minutes, until they sweat down a little and start to golden in colour
  • Add sugar and vinegar (this starts the caramelisation) stir and cook for a further 5-8 minutes. The onions will start to shrink and get sticky
  • Serve and Enjoy!

Note: These onion will keep in refrigerator, store in air tight container until ready to use

  • There are many uses for these onions, my favourite is with BBQ meat or on a burger

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