Caramelized Mushrooms and Onions

What You Need:

  • 1/2 lb mushrooms brushed and sliced - discard the stems
  • 1/2 onion cut is strips
  • 1/4 cup white wine
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

You can use cremini or white button mushrooms. Cremini mushrooms are also called baby bellas or baby portabellas. Creminis have a slightly fuller flavor.

What To Do:

Heat the pan over medium heat then add oil and butter and let it melt.
Cook the mushrooms for 5 minutes.

Add the onions and cook for 5 more minutes.
Lower the heat and let the mushrooms and onion brown (or caramelize).
The mushrooms reduce in size as the water in them is released and evaporates. Once the water evaporates the mushrooms and onions begin to brown.

When the mushrooms and onion are nicely browned add the wine and let it evaporate.
Add fresh parsley and season with salt and pepper.

Caramelized mushrooms and onions are great to top broiled steaks.


  • If you prefer you can wash the mushroom but do it gently not to break or bruise them.
  • It is better to caramelize mushrooms or any vegetable in a stainless steel pan or using enameled cast-iron cookware (Le Creuset being my favorite).

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