A philly cheesesteak sandwich served at the new vegan butchery and restaurant Butcher's Son in Berkeley, California on thursday, march 31, 2016. (Photo By Liz Hafalia/The San Francisco Chronicle via Getty Images)
The Absolute Best Way To Prepare Onions For A Classic Philly Cheesesteak
By Heidi Chaya
Trying to cook an authentic Philly cheesesteak at home can be a bit more challenging than it would seem at first glance. If you have been faithfully following a recipe, but have been unimpressed with the results, chances are, you aren’t doing the onions justice.
To achieve perfect caramelized onions, Simply Recipes recommends you cut the onion lengthwise, end to end, ideally using a mandoline, so they can soften and break down more thoroughly. Once they're sliced, heat your pan over high heat, once it’s good and hot add your cooking oil, then lower to medium-high heat while cooking.
Toss in your onions and stir them regularly, cooking until they're browned and at your desired level of tenderness. Add salt to taste and then you can set your perfect onions aside while you tackle the rest of the recipe.