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Is there a way to caramelize foods other than onions and produce similar results?

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closed as not constructive by yossarian Oct 5 '11 at 21:28

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Milk. aka, Dulce de Leche. – Joe Oct 5 '11 at 13:46
@Joe Simmer a can of condensed milk (still sealed in the can) for several hours to get the easiest dulce de leche ever. – rfusca Oct 5 '11 at 15:18
Onions are stars in this department, because they're sweet, but I have yet to find a fruit or veggie that doesn't roast or grill well. If you haven't tried cauliflower or broccoli yet, you really should. Cut into bite size pieces and roast with a little oil until brown and crispy all over. – Kate Gregory Oct 5 '11 at 19:15
I've closed this question as a poll. I think there's probably a decent question in here somewhere about what criteria to look for when judging if something will caramelize well or providing some slightly more detailed criteria than "orgasmicness", but as is it's just a poll (as evidenced by the answers). The question can be reopened if it is 'fixed'. See the FAQ if there are any other questions. – yossarian Oct 5 '11 at 21:30
@yossarian A poll is a question that asks for votes. This is not a poll, since im not asking people to vote on the best food to caramelize. My question isn't "what criteria to look for when judging if something will caramelize well'' as you put it. It's a simple, answerable question: Which foods return delicious results if you caramelize them? That is a cooking method/technique question, and ive had great responses so far. As for 'orgasmicness', it's called humor and it makes reading more enjoyable. – Kewigro Oct 5 '11 at 22:00

garlic, peppers, mushrooms, cabbage....

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Parsnips are definitely one, in fact, I wouldn't eat them any other way than roasted. Put them quartered in the oven (coated in goose fat) at 220C for around 40 minutes until golden brown.

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