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

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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
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    @kewigro, the key is that the question needs to warrant a definitive answer or two. The question you have asked could be an endless list of items. What you need to do is focus the question a little bit so that people can provide definitive answers. You could do this by asking about the criteria for caramalization (which would essentially answer your question) or providing a specific context on which to judge answers. As is, almost any answer is equally valid, so the question is not a good fit for our site. – yossarian Oct 6 '11 at 15:43

Caramelized apples: http://www.seasaltwithfood.com/2010/10/french-toast-with-caramelized-apples.html or carrots: http://www.kayotic.nl/blog/caramelized-carrots-2 are delicious. Give them a go.


garlic, peppers, mushrooms, cabbage....


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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