Pressure Cooker Caramelized Onions2022-01-24
- Yield: 3
- Servings: 3
- Prep Time: 20m
- Cook Time: 60m
- Ready In: 1:20 h
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Saturated Fat5.5 g
Trans Fat1 g
Unsaturated Fat0.4 g
Pressure cooker caramelized onions. Caramelized onions are a healthy and the favorite component of many dishes, cooked in a pressure cooker. Use them as a topping for a hamburger or pizza, serve as a side dish for a steak, or use for a famous French onion soup.
This recipe is for a stovetop pressure cooker. If you have an electric instant pot, use this cooking method:
Pressure Cooker Caramelized Onions (Electric Pot)
Ingredients: 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, 3 pounds (1.44 kg) yellow or mixed onions, sliced, 1/2 teaspoon baking soda, kosher salt, and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
Method: Melt the butter in an electric pressure cooker and turned to brown function. Add sliced onions and baking soda and stir well to combine. Cook, stirring occasionally, until onions slightly soften, for about 3 minutes.
Close the pot and lock the lid. Set the machine to cook at high pressure. Set the timer to cook for 20 minutes. Using the Natural Release method, bring pressure to normal. Unlock and open the lid. Continue cooking with the lid off, stirring constantly, until the liquid inside is completely reduced and the onions are brown and sticky, for a further 5 minutes.
For vegans, substitute coconut oil for butter.
You can also prepare this dish in a slow cooker-Slow Cooker Caramelized Sweet Onions
Pressure Cooker Caramelized Onions
- 1 pound (480 g) yellow onions,peeled and julienned
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 3 tablespoons unsalted butter,cut into cubes
- salt,freshly ground black pepper and sugar,to taste
In a large bowl, combine onions and baking soda. Mix thoroughly. Divide the onion mixture into three 16 oz (480 ml) canning jars.
Divide cubed butter evenly among the filled jars. Tight the lids of jars, and then unscrew them 1/4 turn so that jars do not explode.
Arrange jars on a rack in the base of the pressure cooker. Pour over 1 inch (2.54 cm) of water.
Pressure-cook at a gauge pressure of 1 bar/15 psi for 40 minutes. Start timing as soon as full pressure has been reached.
Allow the pressure cooker to cool. Transfer cooked onions to a pot.
Simmer over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until cooking liquid has reduced to a syrup, for about 10-12 minutes.
Season caramelized onions to taste with salt, sugar, and black pepper. Serve warm.