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Old 11-20-2007, 12:34 PM   #11
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I guess I really don't toss that many. I generally use mine before they go bad. I might lose 4 or 5 a year. If you have a cool place store them in a mesh bag or in a basket.. They will last a long time. Warmth is the enemy of storing onions.. so is moisture..
I'm in the center of North Carolina near Lake Norman, hot and moist is all I get. It's in the mid 70s today and it's the middle of November. Our weather is not conducive to being able to store much.

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I've never frozen them raw ( not saying it wouldn't work ). I have caramelized them and frozen them, they turn out fine.
I've never had luck carmelizing. The time I tried, I nearly burnt the kitchen down. I have also never thought of using carmelized onions with my ground beef.
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Old 11-20-2007, 01:51 PM   #12
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I brown onions and freeze then all the time. Over winter, I often do stews in the crockpot, and it's so easy to just pop in a lump of frozen, browned onion with the meat etc before I leave for work. If I had to chop and brown the onion in the morning, I'd either be late a lot or do it less often :)
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Old 11-20-2007, 01:53 PM   #13
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I brown onions and freeze then all the time. Over winter, I often do stews in the crockpot, and it's so easy to just pop in a lump of frozen, browned onion with the meat etc before I leave for work. If I had to chop and brown the onion in the morning, I'd either be late a lot or do it less often :)
Interesting. I've never browned my onions for my meat dishes in the crock pot. Learning something here.
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Old 11-20-2007, 03:26 PM   #14
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I'm in the center of North Carolina near Lake Norman, hot and moist is all I get. It's in the mid 70s today and it's the middle of November. Our weather is not conducive to being able to store much.
Duhh.. I should have just looked at your signature, my apologies. Yes, I can see why your onions go off on you..

Good luck with the freezing...
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Old 11-20-2007, 05:22 PM   #15
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I freeze raw chopped onions all the time and they work wonderfully for flavoring soups, stews, casseroles and many other dishes. It depends greatly upon the final use of the onions. You will not have any luck in thawing them and using them like fresh onions on chili or hamburgers but for cooking they will flavor just fine. Freezing the onions will tend to burst the cells of the onion and so they will not have the same texture of fresh but the flavor is unchanged.
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