Caramelized Onions and Eggs

Baby Kato


You won't believe how excellent this simple dish is. I hope that you enjoy this treat as much as we do.

Serve with your favorite flatbread, tomatoes, cucumbers, olives, cheese and fruit for a wonderful breakfast.


★★★★★ 2 votes

5 Min
25 Min
Pan Fry


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    4 large eggs
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    2 large yellow onions, thinly sliced
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    2 tbsp. butter
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    1 ½ tsp. sea salt
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    ½ tsp. freshly ground black pepper
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    1 tsp. sugar (brown)
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    1/4 tsp sumac

How to Make Caramelized Onions and Eggs


  1. Melt the butter in a medium pan and slowly sauté the onions over very low heat.
  2. Add the sugar (if necessary, add a little bit of water)
  3. Cook until the onions are completely softened and caramelized.

    The best way to caramelize onions in a pan; Cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. When the onions begin to turn a brownish color, turn heat to low and cook the onions for 25-30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Once they are a dark, deep brown and sticky with caramelization, they’re done!
  4. Make 4 wells among the onions.
  5. Break an egg into each well, and season with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  6. Cover the pan with a lid and cook until the whites are done to your liking and the yolks are still runny.
  7. Garnish with a sprinkle of sumac and enjoy.

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About Caramelized Onions and Eggs

Course/Dish: Eggs
Main Ingredient: Eggs
Regional Style: Mediterranean
Hashtag: #Turkish Eggs

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