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  • 06-06-2020 9:58am
    Registered Users Posts: 4,384 ✭✭✭ obi604


    I know the answers here will not be a definitive guide and I will just use them as loose guidelines. (Food safety and all this)

    Looking to fry red onions and button mushrooms to compliment a steak.

    How long roughly should I fry each for?
    I presume I can fry them in same pan as the steak.


  • Registered Users Posts: 19,426 ✭✭✭✭ Muahahaha

    About 5 or 6 minutes for onions and mushrooms, you want to get them soft. And yes the same pan as the steak is fine.

    For a nice caramelised red onion chop them into a bowl, add a tablespoon of balsamic vinegar and a teaspoon or so of brown sugar. Mix and coat the onions in that then fry them on a very low heat for about 15-20 minutes stirring occasionally.

  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 63,115 Mod ✭✭✭✭ L1011

    Always cook onions for 3x longer than a recipe tells you unless the figure looks high - every recipe writer or editor out there is scared to admit how long it takes onions to soften and then caramelise if doing that

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,384 ✭✭✭ obi604

    Thanks all. Maybe not so caramelising them, just to eat with the steak.

  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 30,562 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Faith

    Same pan is fine, but you want to cook steak fast and hot, and onions low and slow. Either do the onions first and then leave them in a warm place until the steak is done, or do the steak first and leave it rest while you do the onions.