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6 Fabulous Uses for Perfectly Caramelized Onions

Sweet, creamy caramelized onions are the well-earned result of many precious minutes spent stirring and stirring over medium-high heat. They can't be rushed—that'd be criminal--so you need to make sure you're doing it right. Let Test Kitchen professional Katie show you how:

Almost any dish is made better with a topping of caramelized onions, but some just really shine. Here, a few suggestions and recipes:

Scrambled Eggs - Some folks swear by salsa or ketchup. I swear by caramelized onions (and mushrooms if I have them on hand). The delicate caramelized sweetness pairs beautifully with a scrambled egg or two.

Caramelized Onion Burgers - The smoky sweetness of caramelized onions cuts through beef fat nicely. Pair it with one of our fun burger sauces, and burger night will get a much-deserved flavor boost.

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