Greek Caramelized Onions | Metaxa Onions
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Caramelized onions using Greece's Metaxa brandy
Recipe type: Side
Cuisine: Greek
Serves: 2-3
  • 1 onion
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • ½ teaspoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Metaxa brandy
  • Water (see notes)
  1. Peel and cut onion into slices.
  2. Melt butter in pan, add onions, and mix to coat.
  3. Cook for 15 minutes and then add sugar.
  4. Continuing cooking for another 15 to 20 minutes, or until caramelized.
  5. Once done, add Metaxa brandy and cook for 1 minute, or until liquid is gone.
  6. Remove from heat, put on top of your favorite dish, and serve!
At any time, if the pan becomes too dry, add a splash of water. This will pick up the fond from the pan, coating the onions, and you can continue cooking. Sometimes you'll need to do this once or twice, others not at all. Just depends on how well the fat from the butter holds up.
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