"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > General Cooking Information > General Cooking
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 07-04-2010, 06:10 PM   #1
Head Chef
 
legend_018's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: NH
Posts: 1,188
Does anyone pre-make carmelized onions?

Does any one make a big batch of carmelized onions and than store them in freezer for later use? Just wondering if it would be ever worth doing this. What do you use your carmelized onions for? I know I've used it on pizza before and right now I'm making some sour cream dip for chips.

__________________

__________________
My Blog
legend_018 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2010, 06:17 PM   #2
Head Chef
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 2,300
You could just about use them in anything! Yum! soup, meats, mashed potatoes, green beans, etc...
__________________

__________________

Wyogal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2010, 06:24 PM   #3
Head Chef
 
legend_018's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: NH
Posts: 1,188
Is it actually worth making them and freezing them in batches. I mean the whole process really only takes an hour or so.
__________________
My Blog
legend_018 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2010, 06:26 PM   #4
Ogress Supreme
 
PrincessFiona60's Avatar
Site Administrator
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Wyoming
Posts: 36,306
Yes, they last longer if you can get them to the freezer. Mine usually get used up in a couple of days.
__________________
PrincessFiona60 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2010, 08:24 PM   #5
Chef Extraordinaire
 
babetoo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: escondido, calif. near san diego
Posts: 14,349
i love them on a hamburger, and with eggs , as a side dish for dinner. i just love em. maybe if i froze them i could have more often.
__________________
"life isn't about how to survive the storm but how to dance in the rain"
babetoo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2010, 11:45 AM   #6
Flour Child
 
mollyanne's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: North Carolina, USA
Posts: 1,406
...i just served them yesterday on Bratwurst along with carmelized "stoplight" bell peppers (red&yellow&green). I was wondering if I could make them ahead of time but was afraid to so did them at the last minute. This thread is helpful...thank you.

...i like your avatar, legend

.
__________________


. My kitchen is for dancing. Bring me sunshine in a cup~emily dickinson. Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
mollyanne is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2010, 11:56 AM   #7
Master Chef
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Culpeper, VA
Posts: 5,806
I've made them ahead of time & kept them in the fridge, but have never frozen them except as a component of leftover French Onion Soup. My only concern would be that the texture would suffer, but since I've never done it, can only guess re: that.
__________________
BreezyCooking is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2010, 12:08 PM   #8
Head Chef
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 2,300
I agree, the flavor will be there, but it would end up more like a caramelized onion paste. which would be nice for those that don't like the texture of onions but love the flavor (like my husband).
__________________

Wyogal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2010, 12:47 PM   #9
Certified Cake Maniac
 
LPBeier's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: The Great "Wet" North, Surrey, BC
Posts: 18,945
Breezy and Wyogal are right. Onions, whether cooked or raw, do not freeze well. The loose their flavour and texture. If you have a pile of onions that you want to use up, just find a cool, dry, dark, well vented place to store them and experiment on how you can use them up!
__________________
Living gluten/dairy/sugar/fat/caffiene-free and loving it!


http://beinglydia.com
LPBeier is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2010, 03:16 PM   #10
Head Chef
 
legend_018's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: NH
Posts: 1,188
Quote:
Originally Posted by mollyanne View Post
...i just served them yesterday on Bratwurst along with carmelized "stoplight" bell peppers (red&yellow&green). I was wondering if I could make them ahead of time but was afraid to so did them at the last minute. This thread is helpful...thank you.

...i like your avatar, legend

.
Thanks!! : )
__________________

__________________
My Blog
legend_018 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:06 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.