Microwaved sautéed onions

Microwaved sautéed onions
  • Serves icon Serves 1
  • Time icon Takes 1 minute

Sautéeing onions in a pan can be a faff, but they are simple to do in the microwave. Food that is sautéed is usually cooked for a relatively short period of time, and this French dish is no exception by being ready within 60 seconds.


  • 1 medium red or brown onion, chopped
  • 15g butter
  • 1 tbsp oil (or lemon juice)


  1. Put an onion into a bowl with 15g butter and 1 tablespoon oil (or 1 tablespoon lemon juice if you’re cutting down on fat).
  2. Cover with cling film and pierce. Microwave on high (900W) for 4 minutes until tender.
  3. Leave for 1 minute before using.

delicious. tips

  1. These are perfect for stuffings, sauces and meatballs.


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