I'm a huge fan of cooking up grilled onions, peppers, mushrooms, and many other
When I worked at a local sub shop I was always the one volunteering to grill up some onions and saute the portobello mushrooms.
When I made the mushrooms and the grilled onions it was the exact same process.
I would add butter to my fry pan, slice up the ingredients, and then add them to the pan to cook.
According to my past employer, I was sauteing the mushrooms while caramelizing the grilled onions.
I never added any sugar or anything to my grilled onions. I did cook them a wee bit longer because when you slightly burn(darken) the butter before adding the ingredients you get an amazing flavor. (This was my own step that I added and did not inform my boss so the process to her was the same)
My question is why was my employer saying I was doing two things when the process they told me to do was the same?
Is there a major difference between the two, or is it just depending on the time spent cooking? I just want to be saying the correct term when I'm cooking so I feel more fancy. :}
Any tips and advice?