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Four messy raw onions still with the skin on

Instant Pot All-purpose Onions

These cooked onions give you a head-start on many recipes. Also, it's an instant topping for perohe or perogies.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Cuisine Ukrainian-Canadian
Servings 3 cups


  • 4 to 6 onions finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter OR clarified unsalted butter OR 1 cup of vegetable oil


  • Add the butter and chopped onions to the Instant Pot.
  • Set the Instant Pot to Manual and Low Pressure for 5 minutes.
  • Do a quick release.
  • Strain the onions using a fine mesh sieve.
  • Reserve the liquid and refrigerate - discard the water and save the fat for frying.
  • Use the cooked onions right away and freeze leftovers.