Recipe Caramelised Onion and Coffee Chutney

Morning Glory

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This 'easy to make' chutney is great with cheese or cold meats or perhaps with a burger. The coffee adds a beautiful depth and complexity of flavour to the sweet onion. No-one will guess the secret ingredient!

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Ingredients: serves 4 - 6 (makes 4 heaped tbsps of chutney)
2 large onions, sliced thinly
2 tbsp vegetable oil
4 tsp sugar
1 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
2 tsp balsamic vinegar
300ml strong black coffee

Method
  1. Heat the oil in a non-stick frying pan and cook the sliced onion gently until it caramelises, being careful not to burn (this will take approx. 10 mins).
  2. Add the sugar, ginger, cinnamon, balsamic vinegar and coffee to the pan.
  3. Turn up the heat and bring to simmering point.
  4. Continue simmering until the mixture reduces to a syrupy, thick consistency.
  5. Add salt to taste a a squeeze of lemon juice, mixing well.
  6. The chutney will store for over a week in the fridge. If you make a larger quantity it can be preserved in sterilised jars for up to a year.
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GadgetGuy

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What is it used for? I've caramelized onions before, but only for French onion soup.
 
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