"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > Recipes & Ingredients > Vegetables
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 04-24-2005, 02:35 PM   #1
Sous Chef
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 509
Storing onions

we keep ours out in the garage. Lately it's been cold and rainy and I wonder if this is maybe making them go bad faster? What is the best way to store them? Thx.

__________________

__________________
jpinmaryland is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2005, 02:37 PM   #2
Executive Chef
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: USA,Florida
Posts: 3,834
in a dry place away from other vegetables is the best way I've found. I use only sweet onions so I sometimes put them in the fridge if I've bought too many.
__________________

__________________
Be an organ donor; give your heart to Jesus.
Exercise daily; walk with the Lord.
licia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2005, 02:47 PM   #3
 
choclatechef's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: USA
Posts: 1,680
I have found that the produce bin in the refrigerator is the best place -- cool and dry.
__________________
choclatechef is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2005, 03:00 PM   #4
Cook
 
Chef Wil's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Washington California
Posts: 62
Send a message via MSN to Chef Wil Send a message via Yahoo to Chef Wil
We have grown our own onions for home most of my life. I always put them up in old pantyhose. Drop 1 in and tie a not, repete until full. Works great for garlic too.

Yes, temps below freezing will cause them to go bad and too much moisture will cause rust (black powdery stuff). Put them in the house for a few days to a week to help them dry out.
__________________
I learned early in life that a job in the kitchen meant food in the belly
Chef Wil is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2005, 03:42 PM   #5
Master Chef
 
SierraCook's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Sierra Valley, Northern California, USA
Posts: 5,580
I store mine in the house in a netted bag, so that they get good air circulation. That reduces the chance of them rotting.
__________________
Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.

Theodore Roosevelt
26th president of US (1858 - 1919)
SierraCook is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2005, 11:31 AM   #6
Master Chef
 
SizzlininIN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: USA,Indiana
Posts: 5,023
I keep mine under the sink in an old metal freezer basket.......I never have any trouble with them.
__________________
Se non supporta il calore, vattene dalla cucina!
SizzlininIN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2005, 01:20 PM   #7
Chef Extraordinaire
 
pdswife's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Washington
Posts: 20,308
Send a message via AIM to pdswife Send a message via MSN to pdswife Send a message via Yahoo to pdswife
Mine are in a mesh bag in the garage. They seem to keep for a pretty long time.
__________________

__________________
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on. Robert Frost
pdswife is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
None

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:42 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.