Fire Carmelized Onions are one of my favorite small plates, the more fire roasted they are, the better. What, you ask? Those stinky white orbs that make me cry? No, no, my dear, you have got it all wrong! I am talking about luscious, pillow soft onions with a slight fire roasted crunch. Smokey flavor, salty, yum! And surprise, surprise, those delectable, and decadent onions fit right in with our vegan, diabetic and paleo protocols. Double awesome!
I first became aware of this tasty dish at the table of my brother J. His LA based backyard pizza oven cranks out onions that are the golden stuff of legends. He prepared some white onions for our family and they were the star of the meal.
Out of the oven soft, slightly burnt and caramelized. All it took was three simple ingredients: chopped onions, olive oil, and salt. For this recipe I am using the gorgeous and smokey Hawaiian black lava salt( thanks M.J.!). I can’t stop eating the stuff. Feel free to substitute in your favorite quality salt.
You may not have an outdoor pizza oven, but you can easily make this yummy side (or main) dish at home on a stove top with just a cast iron pan. This recipe is so simple, so thrifty, and tasty enough to serve to guests. Best of all it tastes decadent, while fitting in with a diabetic, vegan and paleo eating regime.
Why I love Fire Caramelized Onions
- Tastes amazing
- 3 ingredients
- Low Glycemic
- Low Cost
- Health Promoting
Fire Caramelized Onions-Vegan, Diabetic, Paleo
A soft, delicious onion medley that can be served on tacos or as a stand alone appetizer. A delightful, smokey, and caramelized treat.
- Prep Time: 5 min
- Cook Time: 20 min
- Total Time: 25 min
- Yield: 6 oz.
- Category: Side Dish
- Method: Fire Roasting
- Cuisine: Vegan
1-2 white or red onions
black lava salt
Cut onions in 1/4″ slices keeping them in the rounds. Heat a large cast iron pan on high heat. When it is hot add oil. Listen for the sizzle. Immediately add in onions. Stir every few minutes. Onions will start to soften. Keep cooking for about twenty minutes until onions are completely soft and caramelized. Turn off heat and allow the onions to cook on the stove top. Add salt to taste. Serve hot.
For more ideas about the types of salt you can use, visit our post Rosemary Infused Pink Salt.
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