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 (kăr′ə-mə-līz′, kär′mə-)
v. car·a·mel·ized, car·a·mel·iz·ing, car·a·mel·iz·es
To be converted into a brown syrup: Sugar caramelizes when heated.
To cook (food), often with sugar, until a brown syrup is formed: caramelized the onions.

car′a·mel·i·za′tion (-mə-lĭ-zā′shən) n.
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(ˌkærəməlaɪˈzeɪʃən) or


the conversion of sugar into caramel, caused by heating
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The Sear non-stick coating allows cooks to sear and has a textured surface with enough hold for food to brown and carmelize as well as remove food and clean up easily, the company said.
Carmelize wedges of the cheese in oil in a separate pan and carefully place on top of the salads.
The malt sugars carmelize onto the stones, and then the beer and stones are aged together for 100 days.
Dry roasting intensifies natural flavors and causes natural sugars to carmelize, eliminating the need for butter.
Based on that research, Perez noted, the company increased the space between ribs and the height of each rib, making it easier to keep meat away from draining fat, while providing more ample space for meat juices to carmelize.
Things with a high sugar content have a high carbon content and tend to carmelize, making them really hard to scrub off by hand," he explains.
Add soy sauce, mirin or sake and sugar and carmelize. Coat both sides of each piece of Spam.
Cook over low-to-medium heat, stirring constantly until sugar mixture carmelizes into arich, golden-brown color and coats walnut pieces.
He described how smashing a ball of certified Angus beef flat against the grill locks in the juices and carmelizes the edges of the burger to create what he called an irresistible "meat candy."