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Sunday, November 16, 2014

Kitchen Quick Tip - Freezing Chopped Onions

In my quest to never throw away food, I have learned what freezes well and onions are one of them. So here is how I freeze onions that are getting old.


If you have an onion in the drawer and it is getting old and ready for the trash, get it out and chop it up as fine as you like it. Take all of the onion and put in a plastic bag and seal and just pop in the freezer. When you need to cook, just break off the amount you want to use, and put the rest back in the freezer. The onions saute up nicely or you can toss in soups and sauces. This is how I never throw onions away and frugally freeze onions for use later. This is also a great time saver, perfect for Thanksgiving meal preparations. A reader suggested freezing the onions flattened in the bag so it is easier to break off exactly what you need. Genius! Check out all of the time saving tips in the quick tip series by searching quick tips on this blog.

9 comments:

gpc said...

What a good tip -- I throw way too much produce away after using only 'most' of it! :)

Kris said...

I do the same thing Elaine. It is so handy to be able to just grab some that is already cut up. No crying!
xo Kris

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

I use celery and onion in so many things so I chop them up together and freeze them too. I also found that if I flatten the ziplock out before freezing it, then pieces will snap off easier.

Andi's English Attic said...

Thanks for this. I've never thought about freezing onions before. xx

Barbara Neubeck said...

... Thanks for this tip, Elaine.... I hadn't thought about freezing onions... it's such a good idea....
Hugs and Blessings.... Barb xx

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Fabulous tip, I never new you could freeze onions. Thanks.

Patricia @ Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

great tip,Elaine...
I do this...but I freeze mine on a cookie sheet first and then pour the frozen onion or bell pepper or whatever into a jar and put it on the door of the freezer. Then they just pour out!
no clumping. :)

Nonnie said...

I usually run out of onions, but now I will buy extras and freeze them. Thanks for the tip. I do freeze red and green peppers and some herbs such as parsley and cilantro.

Barb said...

Thank you for posting to Motivation Monday!

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