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Old 06-16-2017, 06:18 PM   #1
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My son got me 50 lbs bag of red onions for fathers day. Any suggestions ?

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 ??

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Old 06-16-2017, 06:22 PM   #2
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MMM, pickled Red Onions! multiple jars and they keep beautifully.
Also, I freeze Onions that I've chopped too many of.
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Old 06-16-2017, 06:29 PM   #3
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Big batch of French onion soup and freeze. Caramelized and freeze in portions. Our onion and garlic sauce and spinach pasta. Onion tart with herbed crust. Those are just off top of my head, will have to think about it for any more.
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Old 06-16-2017, 07:31 PM   #4
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What were you thinking you'd do with them when you said you wanted them?
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Old 06-16-2017, 07:32 PM   #5
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I just thought it was cool to buy so many onions at once, didn't quite think ahead.
I did the same thing a few years ago with corn. I bought a bag of 55 ears of corn, not really thinking ahead of what to do with them.
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Old 06-16-2017, 07:32 PM   #6
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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.
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Old 06-16-2017, 08:11 PM   #7
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Chopped frozen onions are fabulous. No muss no fuss, 1 cups of onions, right out of the freezer.
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Old 06-16-2017, 08:52 PM   #8
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That's what I'd do, chop and freeze them in one or two cup portions.
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That's what I'd do, chop and freeze them in one or two cup portions.
And that is what I did with two huge Bermuda onions. Each packet is just enough for one person. Saute them for a hamburger, hot dogs, etc.
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Old 06-16-2017, 10:42 PM   #10
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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 ??
Just wanted to say, that unlike some kids, he paid attention..you're a lucky man Larry!
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