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Old 07-14-2016, 11:36 PM   #1
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Over Abundance of Onions in the Near Future, can i do this ??

So, each year I grow onions. Problem is , they are sold in sets of 60 ( +/-). i like trying a bunch of varieties . So this year, I wound up with about 300 onions. Not all are full size, but still, quite a bit of onions.

Different varieties store for different lengths of time.
On average I use about 5 onions a week, which puts me at about a years supply.

So, my question is, there are a few Indian recipes I make where you fry the onions in oil, then puree it, and eventually add it to the sauce that is being made.
Can I fry and puree the onions, then freeze it in pre measured amounts for future use without affecting taste or consistency?

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Old 07-15-2016, 02:11 AM   #2
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Old 07-15-2016, 06:45 AM   #3
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Thats kinda what I figured, just wanted to be reassured. That being said, I still will have to account for the other 290 Onions lol .

Luckily withe the different varieties , some need to be picked now, but a good amount will probably remain in the ground a few more weeks until they are ready to be harvested, so that buys me a little time.
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You can use ice cube trays to portion and freeze your puree. Pop them out after they are frozen and bag them up. You can use how every many you want when it comes time to cook.
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Old 07-15-2016, 07:34 AM   #5
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You can use ice cube trays to portion and freeze your puree. Pop them out after they are frozen and bag them up. You can use how every many you want when it comes time to cook.

Or just freeze it flat it a ziplock and break off what you need. Easier than ice cube trays.

you can carmelize some of the remaining onions and freeze them too
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Old 07-15-2016, 07:47 AM   #6
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Or serve the onions all by themselves as a side dish. Baked onions are delicious!
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Old 07-15-2016, 08:20 AM   #7
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One year I canned an onion relish which was delicious.
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One year I canned an onion relish which was delicious.
Now that sounds interesting...recipe, please
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Old 07-15-2016, 08:42 AM   #9
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We have a similar situation - we always end up planting up too much stuff, so the freezers are essential: I do sliced onions, chopped onions, 'soffritto' (onion-carrot-celery) chopped fine, and a lot of other veggies for the freezer. I find it makes life easy a) when you're in a hurry and b)throughout the winter, when, if we can't get out because of the snow, I always have basic ingredients in the freezers.

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I've always had good luck with storing onions in the legs of support pantyhose. I cut the toes out and secure with a twist tie, then drop the onions down the legs, separating each one with a twist tie.

You don't want to fill each leg because you'd have an onion "leg" that's really, really long, so use several pair of stockings. I get them at yard sales, thrift stores, etc. for pennies.

Once they're secured, I hang them in a cool dry place and use them from the toes up and keep them in a dark, cool, dry place in the house. I've had onions last for more than 6 months this way.

They're fine and don't cause any odors or any problems. It's the best solution I've found so far for storing a large quantity of onions.
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