How to Grill Onions on the “Stove”

grilled onions - done

grilled onions - on burger

I grilled onions for the first time only a few years ago.  I’m not sure why I hadn’t done it before – I guess I didn’t think of it or didn’t know how.  We were at a party and the host served grilled onions and I was hooked.  Now every time we grill burgers, I sauté onions.  Yum.

If you’ve never done it before, it’s not hard.  Here’s one way to do it:

Slice an onion.  I use Vidalia’s when they’re in season but otherwise I use plain white.

Grilled Onions - sliced

Using a medium-sized skillet, heat about 3 or 4 tablespoons of oil.  I use olive oil but it doesn’t matter.

Grilled onions - oil in pan

Add the onions to the pan.  Gently stir the onions frequently.  I use tongs so I can turn them easily.

Grilled onions - cooking

Cook until the onions are translucent.  Remove from pan and serve.

grilled onions - done

At first we tossed any uneaten onions thinking they wouldn’t reheat well.  But we discovered they reheat just fine.  So the next day when we’re enjoying leftover burgers, we pile the onions on top of the burger and heat them together.  Delicious!

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Author: Steph Caldwell

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