Simple Dishes: Caramelized Balsamic Red Onion/Garlic Scramble

25 Aug

When we recently returned from vacation, there was hardly anything in our fridge to eat the next morning: a half-dozen eggs, 2 medium red onions, a couple of cloves of garlic.  For breakfast the next morning, I caramelized the red onions with garlic, then de-glazed the onions with balsamic vinegar before adding the eggs… the result was delicious!  I topped the eggs with some basil right from our garden, and we had a lovely breakfast indeed.

Here’s how:


  • 2 medium red onions, thinly sliced (halved, then sliced)
  • 3 cloves of garlic, sliced thinly
  • 6 pasture/free-range organic eggs, beaten
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Basil leaves, julienned
  • Salt + pepper

In a nonstick pan, heat some olive oil, medium-high.  Add the onions and garlic, salt and pepper.  Cook the onions, stirring occasionally, until they begin the caramelize.  Meanwhile, beat the eggs in a bowl.  When the onions caramelize, add a drizzle of balsamic vinegar (about a 1/2 tablespoon), stirring the onions and deglazing the bottom of the pan.  Add the eggs.  With a spatula, stir and fold the egg as they cook.  (I don’t like to overcook the eggs, so I like to gently stir and fold the eggs until they are not runny but not over cooked, either.)  Plate the eggs, salt as desired, and top with some julienned basil.  Enjoy!


4 Responses to “Simple Dishes: Caramelized Balsamic Red Onion/Garlic Scramble”

  1. GiGi Eats Celebrities August 26, 2012 at 8:46 pm #

    I am completely in LOVE with this idea! I am bookmarking this, delicious! 🙂

  2. Joneric October 28, 2012 at 7:02 pm #


    Thanks for the recipes, they’ve been great for a person trying to change their lifestyle like myself

    • tomoko October 29, 2012 at 1:06 pm #

      You’re welcome! Thank you for checking out my blog!

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