Freezing Onions

14 May

About a month ago, I found myself short on onions.  How, I’m not sure, but it happened.  That has since changed, as today I looked and I had 6 onions sitting on my counter.  So, what to do with them?  What I’ve been doing with a lot of other things, freezing them.  I really, really don’t have a lot of room left in my freezer, but these bags are small and can go into the nooks and crannies of the deep freeze.

To start, I cleaned and peeled the onions, then used my Pampered Chef food chopper to dice them up.   I could have used my food processor, but’s a 2 cup size, so not really worth the hassle of using.  I want to get a bigger, nicer one some day.  Anyway, once it was diced, I put 1 cup portions into FoodSaver bags that I cut to size.  The onions were a little juicy, so I first put them in the freezer to freeze, then vacuum sealed them to avoid getting moisture in my FoodSaver unit.  The 6 onions yielded 12 1-cup bags of diced onions.  I plan on using these for soups, stews, casseroles, that sort of thing.  It will be really nice to have onions pre-cut, got all the tears out of the way today instead of crying more in the future while cutting.

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