bitter red onions

Discussion in 'Food & Cooking' started by stanleyhollis, Feb 6, 2011.

  1. stanleyhollis

    stanleyhollis

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    Hi 

    How do i avoid the bitter taste when softening red onions? 
     
  2. dc sunshine

    dc sunshine

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    Hi Stanley & Welcome to Cheftalk :)

    With the red onions,  I usually find if you are finding any food bitter, a dash or two of sugar certainly helps. Just add a little, then keep tasting as you go, add more if needed.
     
  3. chrisbelgium

    chrisbelgium

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    Simply by reducing the heat to less than 1/4th of it's full capacity! Just don't let them color and you can soften them during a longer time without going bitter. Same goes for all onions and especially for garlic.