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Old 07-11-2008, 09:36 PM   #1
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Freezing Green Onions?

Is it possible (or wise) to freeze green onions? I have to buy a small bunch for a recipe and end up using only one or two. By the time I use them again, they've gone bad.

Would they need to be blanched first, or just cleaned and sliced?

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Old 07-11-2008, 09:49 PM   #2
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Is it possible (or wise) to freeze green onions? I have to buy a small bunch for a recipe and end up using only one or two. By the time I use them again, they've gone bad.

Would they need to be blanched first, or just cleaned and sliced?

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i would think they would need to be blanched . then slice. freeze first spread out on a cookie sheet. then when you bag and use them you won't have a big frozen clump.

i don't freeze vegs. myself but think the above might work.

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Old 07-12-2008, 12:20 AM   #3
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I freeze sliced green onions all the time. I can't keep fresh ones around long enough. No blanching needed. Flashing freezing is recommended (spread out on a sheet to freeze individually) before placing in container or bag for storage.

Just pull out what you need for a recipe. Not recommended for salads since the texture does change a little with the freezing.
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Old 07-12-2008, 02:32 AM   #4
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to tell the truth, i read it as "green beans" someone help me , i am losing it. lol

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Old 07-12-2008, 03:04 AM   #5
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According to the National Center for Home Food Perservation page on freezing onions:

Green Onions Young green onions may be chopped for salads and sandwiches and frozen without blanching, but they will not be crisp. They will be highly flavored but may be slightly tough.
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Old 07-12-2008, 11:25 AM   #6
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I just chop them up in freeze them in a small ziplock. They're great to have on hand for a lot of things.
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I'll give it a try.
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Old 07-13-2008, 02:36 PM   #8
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How about celery ? should it be blanched too before freezing ?
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Old 07-13-2008, 03:27 PM   #9
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For celery you can do it either way. Just remember that it loses its texture when frozen so it should only be used in a cooking recipe.

I actually prefer to dehydrate celery (including leaves) and sometime grind it down to a powder for my spice rack (Celery Powder and Celery Salt).
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