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Old 06-20-2017, 12:21 PM   #31
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Originally Posted by larry_stewart View Post
My family always says Im the most difficult person to buy a gift for. I don't believe that. Im a simple person with many hobbies. Anyway, the other day my son and I were at a local farmers market where we saw large bags of veggies ( onions, potatoes, corn ....). So, I mentioned to him that I'd love to get one of those big bags of Onions.

So, to my surprise, he presented me with this as a gift for fathers day.

Now, I have to figure out what to do with so many onions.

Any suggestions ??
Throwing them at him?

Seriously they can be peeled, choped o sliced and frozen. Onion soup to freeze in manageable portions. Onion sauce for pouring on veg, to eat with a roast with a roast. If your weather conditions are suitable you could store them by putting them in an old pair of tights (panty-hose) with a knot between each onion so they don't touch each other and hang them in the garage or garden shed for keeping - just cut one off below the knot above when you need it.

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Old 06-20-2017, 12:39 PM   #32
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Originally Posted by Kayelle View Post
Slice them thin on a mandolin, and stuff them into a crockpot. Plug in the crockpot *OUTDOORS and let it rip till you have caramelized onions. As I recall it took about 14 hrs.
*the smell in the house is too much to take after several hours.

Originally Posted by taxlady View Post
I was going to suggest Bolas's onion goop, but you beat me to it.

+1 and +2

Last year I caramelized 70 pounds of sweet onions and it was the best garden experiment I have ever accomplished. I was able to get 10 pounds of shredded onions in a 6 quart crock pot at a time. Add a bit of butter, and cook for about 10 hours. I did this in the house and loved it. Now next time I will move the dehydrating garlic outdoors......

I planted 600 onions plants this year so I can make more to freeze.

Here's my onion bed today..
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