- 1 medium onion, sliced or chopped
- 1 teaspoon oil, margarine, or butter
Heat oil in a wide-bottomed skillet or pan over medium-high heat.
Add chopped or sliced onion and cook, stirring frequently, until desired softness and color are reached.
Reduce the heat as needed to prevent burning.
In just 3-5 minutes – onions will be crisp-tender and a clear white
Longer cooking will start to brown the onions. They will become softer and sweeter.
Cooking for a long time (30 minutes or more) on very low heat will turn onions a rich golden brown.
Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.
When sauteing more than one onion, avoid crowding them in the pan.