Sep 2, 2010

Preserving Onions

Onions last a really long time--I'm not sure why, but they do. We got about 1,000,001 onions in last week's CSA share and we're expecting storage onions this week, so I decided to do something with what we already had.

Onions are one of the easiest vegetables to preserve and store. All you have to do is put on your kid's swimming goggles (this is the most important step--really), chop up a zillion onions, put them in Ziploc bags, and stick 'em in the freezer.

No blanching, no canning, so swearing, no anger. Just take a look at these:

You can do the same thing with green beans.

These pre-chopped onions would be great in omelets, chili, casseroles, on top of pizza, in pasta get the idea.

Now stop it with the excuses. This crap is way easy.


  1. Googles is a great idea. When I used to wear contact lenses, I never cried cutting up onions. I've also heard that if you have an exhaust hood over your oven, you can turn that on and cut below it for the same affect.

  2. One of the funniest scenes from my kitchen was of Denis grating horseradish with swim goggles on. How I wish I'd had a camera!

  3. weird as it sounds, if you chew on a cracker or piece of bread when slicing onions, you won't cry!