Do NOT add baking soda to onions: Pinterest Fail

Do NOT add baking soda to onions!

Onions with Baking Soda

I saw this pin on Pinterest

“Caramelize your Onions quicker by adding Baking Soda”

Well,

if you follow along,

you know that I LOVE caramelized onions!

They take forever,

but well worth the wait!

So I thought

Might as well try it, right?

Maybe it will save me a few minutes?

EPIC FAILURE!

My new moto:

Do NOT add baking soda to onions!

You cannot speed up the beauty that is

delicious, caramelized onions.

I added the baking soda to the onions

That’s it

I noticed they immediately started to turn yellow

And watery

(I did not add salt)

then the onions seemed to turn into a mushy, onion mess

Do NOT add baking soda to onions!

Onions with Baking Soda

That is NOT how my caramelized onions usually turn out!

They were perfectly sliced before I put them in there

I have never had them turn into a yellow mush

I let them keep cooking

and eventually they browned up

into a brown mush

Do NOT add baking soda to onions!

Onions with Baking Soda

Grrr..

Not only did it not work

but it wasted like $2 worth of sweet onions

(that is 3 LARGE onions)

and made a HUGE mess of my pan

The onions had a weird taste to them

They were edible

buy not my usual, delicious caramelized onions

It was rather disappointing

It would have been nice to have a shortcut

to caramelized onion deliciousness.

But it is not to be 🙁

I’ll have to add this to my Pinterest FAIL board

’cause at least for me

it did not work

My new moto:

Do NOT add baking soda to onions!

I am sure there is a science or something

that says it will work.

Maybe it was the onions I used?

I did what the post said

I won’t be trying it again…

Anyone else had luck with this trick?

I guess I will just be caramelizing the old, LONG way

and saying:

Do NOT add baking soda to onions!

If you look at the pictures in this post

The onions with the baking soda look like mine

and that is just not what I am looking for

in eating and enjoying my caramelized onions

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