Chop and Freeze Extra Onion

I've wasted so many onions by only needing half of it for my meal. I put the rest of it in the refrigerator for another time, only to forget it's in there. Then I find it when it's beyond using for anything. Wasteful! I find it's better to go ahead, chop all the onion. Use what the recipe called for, and then bag up the rest of it and freeze.

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By Terri H. from NV

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November 11, 20080 found this helpful

I've always had this same dilemma and never thought to do that before :-o Duh! Thanks for the 'think outside the box' tip! :-)

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By Lisa from Lena, WI. (Guest Post)
November 11, 20080 found this helpful

If you chop several at one time you can freeze them in a flat layer in a zip top bag. Just put them in the bag and flatten it. When it comes time to use them you can break off what you need.

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November 11, 20080 found this helpful

Hi Terry, Thanks for the great idea! I have always done this with celery when I bring it home, but I never thought of doing the same with onions.

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Thanks so much for the great tip. If you don't do your celery this way already, now you can try my tip! Share and share alike, blessings, Natalie

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November 11, 20080 found this helpful

I had a food wagon that I went to auctions, yard sales, etc. When I changed it into an Espresso wagon, I froze the left over onion, tomato, and green pepper slices that we made for your sandwiches.

Over six months later, I found them. They were just as fresh as when I put them in, and were perfect for stew or spaghett! I keep a celery end in the freezer for stews, too.

Something I tried out and it works, is you can freeze canned pumpkin! I tried a little bit in a container, and when I took it out and thawed it, it was the right consistency and smelled just like when I took it out of the can. Enjoy!

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By Peggy (Guest Post)
November 12, 20080 found this helpful

This is a great idea for when onions are at their peak and the prices are right! I love the different varities of sweet onions during thr summer and always sad to see the season end.

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November 13, 20080 found this helpful

I always freeze my onions. I take the peels(skins) off,then I chop a whole bag of onions. I put them in a zip lock bag, squeeze as much air out of the bag,as you can, and lay it as flat as you can in the freezer.

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They are just like when you put them in(except colder),and you only have to chop the onions, when you bring them home. Weezy

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