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Caramelized Onion Herb Butter

Prep Time 30 mins
Course condiment
Cuisine American


  • 1 stick butter softened
  • 1 small sweet onion such as Vidalia, diced
  • Kosher salt
  • freshly cracked black pepper
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 1 T chopped flat leaf parsley
  • 1 T chopped fresh chives


  • Place onion in a dry skillet with 1 tsp of salt.
  • Cook over medium low heat, stirring often, for about 30 minutes, adding more salt half way through.
  • Onions are done when they are caramel colored.
  • Combine with all other ingredients and place in a bowl or roll into a log and chill. Makes about 1 1/4 cups.
  • Place a generous slice on top of a hot steak when serving and it will melt into the meat adding more flavor
Keyword caramelized onion butter, flavored butter, herb butter, steak butter