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When you caramelise an onion are you really caramelising the sugars?

If I understand your question correctly, you're asking: Does "true" caramelization happen when browning onions? Does starch pyrolysis take place when browning onions? Ad 1) I think it's ...
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Why does crockpot caramelized onions usually work, but occasionally get weird chemical smells?

My first thought is that one of the onions was bad. You'd probably notice a bad bit, but maybe not cutting into quarters when I show con caramelised onions, I slice them into rings which means I'll ...
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