Definition of caramelize
: to change into caramel caramelize sugar
: to change to caramel causing sugar to caramelize
Examples of caramelize in a Sentence
The onions will take five minutes to caramelize.
Caramelize two cups of sugar.
Continue stirring until the sugar caramelizes.
Recent Examples of caramelize from the Web
Produce Cooking produce on the grill can give certain foods a wonderful char flavor or even caramelize others a bit.
Roast 20 to 25 minutes or until crisp-tender and edges are slightly caramelized; cool completely.
While Amanda cut up melon, tended to the salmon and began caramelizing onions, her husband, Hussein, 30, filled hinged glass bottles with water, ironed napkins and set the table.
Cool examples are the tuna tacos (served two to an order with a spritz bottle of champagne to amp the flavor), the Dewey burger (caramelized onion and blue cheese), and pizza noir (a tribute to black truffles, fontina cheese, and frisée).
A brief stint of high-heat searing followed by a jaunt to the oven allows the edges of the chops to caramelize and the center to cook a little more slowly.
Their Tung Po pork belly arrives in the petite lidded pot it’s cooked in, kept warm over a candle that continues to thicken and caramelize the dark, ginger and soy sauce.
Add them to the grill pan, cut sides down; cook for 4 to 6 minutes, until some char marks form and their flesh is lightly caramelized.
Broil bananas for 2 to 3 minutes, until sugar has melted and caramelized.
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CARAMELIZE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of caramelize for English Language Learners
: to cook (something, such as a fruit or vegetable) slowly until it becomes brown and sweet
: to change (sugar) into caramel by cooking it
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