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Anonymous asked in Food & DrinkCooking & Recipes · 2 years ago

I want to saute onion and pepper strips for fajitas?

I'm thinking 10 minutes in a skillet over medium heat with some oil would be sufficient to soften the pepper, but how long for the onion? I want them both very soft but don't want to burn the onion.

Update:

Maybe the onion should go in a few minutes later?

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  • 2 years ago
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    Keep the heat low (375° F) and start the onion a bit before the pepper. Add a little liquid and slap on a lid. I use red wine for the liquid but water will do. After the onion go limp and kind of transparent, add the peppers. Steam them too, and keep the stuff in the skillet moving every five or six minutes. When the onion starts to caramelize and the peppers to limp, you're home. These veggies will not be crisp, but will taste fantastic!

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  • 2 years ago

    Cook them together and stir them so they don't burn.

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  • 2 years ago

    They’ll be fine if you do them together.

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  • audrey
    Lv 7
    2 years ago

    At leasr ten minutes on very low heat. You don't want your veggies to crunch!

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  • Anonymous
    2 years ago

    Worst case scenario... cook in 2 different pans.

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  • denise
    Lv 7
    2 years ago

    If you prepare [cut ] them a similar size, they should cook together in the same time.

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  • Anton
    Lv 5
    2 years ago

    Medium heat is too hot. When i saute sliced onion in butter it takes 15 minutes to soften and 30 minutes to brown.

    For just very soft I would do the onions for 8 minutes, add the pepper strips and cook for 8 minutes more.

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  • Cook them together - they should cook to your liking in the same amount of time - whatever that ends up being.

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