The incredibly shrinking, incredibly delicious caramelized onion
On a cool, sunny autumn Sunday, after a long morning bike ride, the day's chores and an afternoon walk out of the way, what could be better than caramelized onions? At least that's what my wife thought. And so it began. I've written about these onions before, about their power to impart a deep, savory goodness to almost any dish. And I've written about how what initially seems like a mountain of onions gradually reduces to next to nothing.
The reward? I took a spoonful and smeared it on pizza dough, then baked it with sliced mushrooms and goat cheese. Definitely worth it.
-- Russ Parsons
Photos: Russ Parsons/Los Angeles Times