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Old 11-28-2010, 09:58 PM   #21
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Most of the onions that I have bought regardless of the variety, or store purchased have been really strong smelling, they seem quite fresh when I pick them out, but when I start cutting them and cooking them, the smell is wicked pungent.
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Old 11-29-2010, 02:06 AM   #22
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Most of the onions that I have bought regardless of the variety, or store purchased have been really strong smelling, they seem quite fresh when I pick them out, but when I start cutting them and cooking them, the smell is wicked pungent.
I grow a lot of onions, garlic and shallots, I plant about 3 types of each for their different flavor and strength. I cant remember the variety name, but one type of onion blew my socks off, it made the best cheese and onion sandwich.
Storage, make sure they are dry, then place on shelves in a cool place.
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Old 11-29-2010, 04:42 PM   #23
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I grow a lot of onions, garlic and shallots, I plant about 3 types of each for their different flavor and strength. I cant remember the variety name, but one type of onion blew my socks off, it made the best cheese and onion sandwich.
Storage, make sure they are dry, then place on shelves in a cool place.
Whatever the problem with onions in the Carolinas has been this year is not to do with how we store them at home--they are bad right from the store (visible when they are cut open or peeled). Thankfully they seem to be getting better in my area now. Hopefully that problem is behind us.

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Old 11-29-2010, 04:45 PM   #24
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I keep mine in a large plastic pail with a tight fitting lid.
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Old 11-29-2010, 05:26 PM   #25
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Whatever the problem with onions in the Carolinas has been this year is not to do with how we store them at home--they are bad right from the store (visible when they are cut open or peeled). Thankfully they seem to be getting better in my area now. Hopefully that problem is behind us.

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It's nice to know that I'm not the only one having problems. When Vidalia's were in season, they seemed OK, but pretty much everything else has been hit or miss, mostly miss
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Old 11-29-2010, 05:31 PM   #26
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The onions I've been buying lately have been good, unlike a few months ago. The have also been more pungent than I'm used to.
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Old 11-29-2010, 10:12 PM   #27
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i have had problems with the bad inside of onions. ticks me off especially if it is the last one, and the good parts are not enough for the recipe. i don't buy the bags,just me, unless company is coming. i hate paying for something i can't use.
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Old 11-30-2010, 01:09 AM   #28
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Do you have the tins of Eazyonions over there.
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I've never heard of Eazyonions. We can buy dehydrated onion flakes, onion powder, onion juice, canned pearl onions, and Frenched fried onions.

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Old 11-30-2010, 02:10 AM   #30
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Tinned Eazy fried onions are a Spanish Product, it is chopped onions cooked opaque in olive oil then tinned, they cost about .60 a tin.

They are the best cheats product.
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