Whoever decided to burn sugar is a genius. From sweet sauces to savory meats to  melt-in-your-mouth onions, caramelizing infuses an incredible depth of flavor AND color. Caramelized onions can heighten any dish. Use it as a topping on pizza, inside sandwiches, or even in quesadillas. Don’t like the sharp bite of raw onions? Caramelize them. All you need is a stove and a pan. Here’s a quick tip on caramelizing onions: season them with salt as soon as they hit the pan. The salt will draw out any excess liquid and speed up the cooking process. You want to develop a deep brown color and that takes time. The drier your onions are, the faster they’ll caramelize. Stay tuned for a recipe using these delicious candied roots.