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Old 05-20-2006, 07:09 PM   #1
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The onions I have been getting in the market have been very bitter. I've tried lengthening the cooking time to try and let them caramlize a little, but sometimes even that doesn't help. Anyone have any advice on how to buy good onions or know what makes them bitter?


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Old 05-20-2006, 07:21 PM   #2
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In all my years of buying onions, I honestly can't say I've ever bought any that have been "bitter".

What type have you been buying & what do they look like quality-wise?

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Old 05-20-2006, 07:46 PM   #3
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Hi Leni. Welcome to DC.

Curious - what are you frying the onions in - i.e. oil, etc? Just a guess, but wonder if perhaps, the oil is old or rancid.
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Old 05-20-2006, 10:21 PM   #4
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Yeah Welcome to DC.

How hot is your pan? Too much heat can cause them to be bitter.
Source: About Onions - FAQ

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