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...


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!

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.