We use a lot of onions at our house. I am sure way more than the average family uses. I plant them in the garden and use them from the garden all summer and then in the fall I harvest what’s left plus I buy about 40 pounds of them from the Amish. In the fall the 10 pounds bags are only about $6 each and the onions are really nice. Typically that many will last us about through May…but this time of year, several are starting to sprout.
I never want anything to go to waste so now’s when I pull all of the ones that have sprouted and chop them up….
Here’s the bunch that Kelli chopped….
We chop the green sprouts as well as the onions. They are all tasty.
From there we put them in little bags and put them into the freezer. I put about 1 cup into a snack sized bag.
When the onions are thawed they are not crisp anymore. They are soft but still flavorful. I used these in soups, hotdishes, or anything that I would typically add a chopped onion to. Having them already chopped is quick and easy but the best part, no food waste. Also this has me not buying onions at the grocery store where they get more expensive this time of year.
Do you have any tips like this? I’d really love to hear them.