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.
Maybe the onion should go in a few minutes later?
- CrustyCurmudgeonLv 72 years agoFavorite Answer
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!
- PatriciaLv 72 years ago
Cook them together and stir them so they don't burn.
- heart o' goldLv 72 years ago
They’ll be fine if you do them together.
- audreyLv 72 years ago
At leasr ten minutes on very low heat. You don't want your veggies to crunch!
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- Anonymous2 years ago
Worst case scenario... cook in 2 different pans.
- deniseLv 72 years ago
If you prepare [cut ] them a similar size, they should cook together in the same time.
- AntonLv 52 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.
- 2 years ago
Cook them together - they should cook to your liking in the same amount of time - whatever that ends up being.