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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.


(ˌkærəməlaɪˈzeɪʃən) or


the conversion of sugar into caramel, caused by heating
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Perfect examples are tocino and barbecue, which are normally enhanced by charred edges, characteristic results of sugar caramelization.
And don't shy away from a tiny bit of sugar, which just enhances the caramelization of the vegetables.
Place meringue on top of the tart then blowtorch for caramelization.
In conventional dryers, the drying process faces technological problems related to the high contents of sugars, which promote caramelization and excessive loss of sensory characteristics.
Moreover, has two different effects of sugar on muscle protein are to produce a brown color through the Maillard reaction and caramelization and to generate heat denaturation by stabilizing proteins [6].
It is by far the most complex caramelization of the wood sugars and cellulose that we have ever accomplished.
I wanted to capture the essence and caramelization of sauteed peppers and onions and place it in the palm of my hand for easy use at any time--and thus, a new condiment was born.
Do not move the thighs or shake the pan; this allows caramelization to take place.
This darkening may have been caused by browning and caramelization reactions which must have occurred during cooking.
All good pizza begins with a good crust, and Michelangelo's is solid: crunchy on the outside, but plenty foldable, with ridges of caramelization around the edges.
These homely recipes pale in comparison to the excitement of 36-hour sous vide procedures or finishing a caramelization with a blowtorch.
The pathological effect of microcirculatory protein glycation is a stiffening of the capillaries throughout the affected organ--actually a caramelization of the microvascular skeleton within the organ involved.