Many good home cooked meals include the delicious flavour of sautéed onions. If you are ever looking for cooking ideas, and don't know what to make for dinner, just start cooking up some onions to inspire your senses. Pretty much every dinner recipe will go with onions, whether you are making a stir fry, a vegetable medley, a pasta sauce, or even a soup, onions just go well with everything savoury. The nutritional value of onions includes being low in sodium, very high in dietary fiber and vitamin C, and high in manganese, potassium, and vitamin B6. A good tip for cutting onions is to cut them in small, fine slices, which allows the nutrients to become activated to release. Did you know, if you let onions sit for five to ten minutes it also helps to release the nutrients in an onion? If onions make you tear up when you peel and cut them, this is a sign that they are potent with nutrients so grab some goggles and chop them up.***
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2 medium onions, thinly sliced
8 Tablespoons chicken or vegetable broth, divided
3 Tablespoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon sea salt (or to taste)
1/2 teaspoon pepper (or to taste)
Peel the outer skin off the onion.
Use a sharp knife to thinly slice the onions.
Let the onions sit for at least 5 minutes before cooking.
Heat 4 tablespoons of the broth in a cast iron pan (or any type of skillet) over medium heat.
As soon as the broth begins to steam, add the sliced onions and cover for 3 minutes.
The onions will release a small amount of liquid.
Uncover, and the remaining 4 tablespoons of broth.
Leave the lid off and cook for another 4 minutes.
Cook for 7 minutes, until the onions are translucent, depending on the thickness of the slices.
For more tender onions, cook for 2 to 3 more minutes longer, uncovered, and stir frequently.
Shut off the heat and while the onions are still hot, stir in the oil, and salt and pepper to taste.
Nutrition Facts for: Sauteed Onions From Grandmother's Kitchen
Ingredients: Onions, chicken or vegetable broth, olive oil, salt, pepper.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for 4 servings. * Per Serving:Calories 139, Calories from Fat 100, Total Fat 11.1g 17%, Saturated Fat 1.7g 9%, Cholesterol 13mg 4%, Sodium 304mg 13%, Potassium 116mg 3%, Carbohydrates 5.3g 2%, Dietary Fiber 1.3g 5%, Sugars 2.3g, Protein 5.7g, Vitamin A 0%,Vitamin C 7%, Calcium 2%, Iron 2%
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