By ESPN Staff WriterOn the surface, onion cooking may seem like an impossible task.
How can you heat onions without frying them?
How do you get the oil to steam?
But, once you do it, you’ll find that onions cook faster and taste better than ever.
To learn how to cook onions without a fire, we have distilled the secrets of onion cooking down to its most basic parts and put them in a simple recipe to get you started.
The onion cooking processStart with your onion.
The best way to do this is by slicing it in half.
This will help keep the oil from getting too hot and give you the time you need to cook it without a flame.
Then, place a clean knife in the center of the onion, and carefully cut away the center portion of the stem.
Now, put the onion back into the same pan as the rest of the onions and gently heat it until it starts to boil.
Once it reaches the desired temperature, remove it from the heat and let it cool slightly.
This helps the oil in the onion cook even more quickly.
Now, place the onion in a bowl and cover with water.
Place the lid on top of the bowl to prevent steam from escaping.
Once the water has cooled, transfer the onions to a large bowl and add the salt.
This salt acts as a mild seasoning, which is needed to make the onion tender and delicious.
Next, heat up the oil over medium heat and add in the onions.
When the onions are just starting to get tender, remove them from the pan.
Place them on a plate and let them cook for about a minute or two until they are cooked through.
Then remove them and let the onions rest for about 10 minutes.
You want them to be very soft, but not mushy.
Once they have cooled to room temperature, they should be tender.
To cook the onions, simply heat up a large skillet and add a little oil to it, then cook the onion over medium-high heat for about 2 minutes, or until the onions have just begun to turn a golden brown color.
When you flip the onions over, they will still be tender, but they should not be mushy at all.
To flip them again, just add the onions back into a larger skillet and cook until the tops have reached a golden color.
To serve, flip the onion halves over and place on a serving plate.
To remove the onion tops from the skillet, simply pull them from their shells and toss with a little salt.
To cook onions for more than one person, place them in the skillet on a pan that has been preheated to at least 450 degrees Fahrenheit (175 degrees Celsius).
For the easiest way to cook them, set the pan on a grill, set it to medium-low, and cook the whole onions in the same skillet for about 1 minute.
When done, place in the refrigerator until they’re ready to use.
To use the onions in soups, stir in the chopped onion.
For stews, add the chopped onions and garlic, then stir in.
For pasta sauces, add 1/4 cup of chopped onion and 1/2 cup of pasta sauce.
For more complex recipes, combine the onions with the rest and add more pasta sauce or pasta.
The onions will keep in the fridge for up to 4 days.
If you plan to eat the onions more than once, it’s best to refrigerate the onions for 1 week.