They are essentially steaming so they are not quite as tasty as the original method in the pan. Thus, I use this method when they are going in something, such as dip, soup, sandwiches, or pizza. For pasta and appetizers, I still prefer the energy draining method on the stove top.
The compromise: Your house will smell like White Castle
The sweet reward: so many caramelized onions and they keep for a really long time in the fridge ready for an easy meal. And you look so cool when you have the neighbors over for pizza night and you have a big bowl of these yummies.
Our pizza toppings from a dinner with good friends
I can not resist bowls full of yummy things
Toppings include from the top: tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, basil from my garden, arugula from my garden, garden pesto, caramelized onions, mushrooms, regular mozzarella, dried figs sliced, black olives, homemade BBQ sauce (recipe coming soon), slivered almonds, cream cheese, golden raisins, blue cheese. We love the combo of golden raisin, mozzarella or feta, almonds, and a sweet spicy sauce
D's hot sauces....love the still life...the pretty girl upfront is peach habanero (so yummy)