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Designer of embedded state machines. Builder of experimental aircraft. Art photographer dabbling in alternative process chemistries.
  • eoverton commented on jessyratfink's instructable how to caramelize onions11 months ago
    how to caramelize onions

    If you're not in a hurry, you can put onions in a slow cooker with a little olive oil and let them sit overnight on low heat. In the morning, you get perfectly caramelized onions. And sticking isn't a worry, since you're on such low heat and the insides of most crocks are non-stick.I do this with my French Onion Soup recipe made in a crockpot. Six medium-sized sweet onions and about three tablespoons of olive oil go in the cooker at bedtime along with any seasonings (and I use a few sprigs of fresh thyme to get things started). In the morning, they're perfect and ready for the addition of all the other stuff that makes up the soup.

    Sorry to hear it didn't work for you. I was quite skeptical when I tried it, since for about the first eight hours the onions just sort of sat there, and when I went out for my 5:30am morning run, they were still white. But when I got back in after running for about an hour and a half, they were perfect.Then again, I'm at 714 feet above mean sea level. I know this because I'm currently designing parts for my reproduction WWI biplane, and one of the parts I'm making is an altimeter. Look for an instructable on that whenever I get done doing projects and start actually writing them up.The biplane, by the way, has two seats, and I'm willing to trade some open cockpit fun for home-baked cookies as long as you don't tell the FAA I took compensation for a ride. (Attached is photo of the ...see more »Sorry to hear it didn't work for you. I was quite skeptical when I tried it, since for about the first eight hours the onions just sort of sat there, and when I went out for my 5:30am morning run, they were still white. But when I got back in after running for about an hour and a half, they were perfect.Then again, I'm at 714 feet above mean sea level. I know this because I'm currently designing parts for my reproduction WWI biplane, and one of the parts I'm making is an altimeter. Look for an instructable on that whenever I get done doing projects and start actually writing them up.The biplane, by the way, has two seats, and I'm willing to trade some open cockpit fun for home-baked cookies as long as you don't tell the FAA I took compensation for a ride. (Attached is photo of the tube frame with QC inspector at work.) Just make sure that if you're where the air is thin, there's a long runway somewhere. There's a reason that Denver-Stapleton has some of the longest runways in the world. And where flying is concerned, I'd rather not enter any FAIL contests myself.Keep calm, and cook on!

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