Onions are delicious, but they taste divine once caramelized. The pungent and almost spicy taste of raw onions transforms into silky sweetness once onions are slowly cooked until golden and caramelized. Slow cooking is the key to get the right taste and not end up with burnt onions.
Caramelized onions are great as topping on pizzas, tarts or even on crackers. Stir some softened cream cheese and sour cream into caramelized onions for an instant dip for chips.
For today’s dish, I used caramelized onions and leeks to make a creamy pasta sauce and the final dish was just so delicious that my pictures (with no natural light), don’t do any justice at all. Leeks also come from the same onion family, but have mild onion taste. Here’s how I made the dish.