Thursday, October 1, 2009

Caramelized Onions

While I was up at the farm last week, I took the time to sit at the computer & look up recipes. There is a pizza we love at the Driftless Cafe in town that has caramelized onions on it. They are so good. I've never made them before so I found an easy recipe. Just use your crock pot. No standing at the stove stirring the onions for 40 minutes. Cut about 3-4 onions (put in fridge before hand to keep your eyes from watering so much), melt a stick of butter in the crock pot, add onions & set on low for about 8 hours.
I used some right away on a homemade pizza & froze the rest. Putting serving size lumps of onions on a cookie sheet to freeze solid then moving to a freezer safe container. Now I have enough caramelized onions for six more pizzas.
Next, I will be drying onions and probably some garlic.
Here is a link to a great blog called Farmgirl Fare and her homemade pizza sauce. Great for using up those last tomatoes. Steve & I agreed that the pizza I made with the onions & homemade sauce was the best one yet.
We are getting some much needed rain at the farm today. We'll see if we had frost when we get there tomorrow...

5 comments:

Happy Days said...

I checked out the homemade sauce recipe and it does look yummy and easy! We were to get rain today too, but it was blue sky all day long - temp about 67 Perfect with a sweatshirt!...debbie

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Rain yesterday and frost with fog this morning. Strangly enough the rods were quite good to drive on anyway!
Have a great day now!
Christer.

Stickhorsecowgirls said...

Thank you, thank you!! I have caramelized onions in big batches, freezing them, but only over the stove. Using my crockpot never dawned on me..duh! C

Edain: said...

Oh yum! They do sound good.

Hubby and I just got a slow cooker (large one we have a small one) so I can do big batches of cooking and freeze them. This recipe will be one of the first!

Thanks for sharing hun! :)

Barb and Steve said...

Glad I could help with the recipes. I have a few more new recipes I would like to try soon. Maybe after we get back from Oregon. If they turn out good, I'll share.