A great way to preserve your onion crop (or in my case a bunch of onions on special) is to dice them and dry them. I quite often freeze onion slices too but I found both my cupboard and freezer devoid of onions 🙂 .

Note: This method is great for drying garlic too (see Dried Garlic).

Simply dice your onions. I am using brown ones here.

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Dry them in a dehydrator until they have lost all of their water content. It was humid and rained a bit the day I did it so they took overnight.

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On a sunny day I leave the trays out in the sunshine with some netting on, using the dehydrator only at night. It made my shed smell amazing.

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Store them in a glass container with a good seal and you will have onions any time you need them.

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Use them as is in soups and stews etc. For curries and stir fries etc you will want to re-hydrate them with a bit of warm water first.

Enjoy,

PK

Related Links:
  • See recipes using onions here
  • See more dehydrator posts here
  • See more preserving posts here
  • go to all meal ingredients here

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