Easy-Peasy Onion Storage Tips for Every Kitchen
Hey, onion lovers: Did you know that we, on average, munch our way through up to 18 pounds of onions each year? That’s a lot of onions! But no worries, these little bulbs are practically made for long-term hanging out in our kitchens. They’re like the superheroes of storage with their tough skins and layered armor. To help us make the most of these delicious bulbs, our friend Eryn Whalen walks us through her onion preservation tips.
First, let’s talk about how to keep them fresh and ready for action. Whole onions love to chill out in a cool, dry spot like your pantry. Pop them in a paper bag (they love that), but make sure they’re not sitting on top of each other. We don’t want those nasty soft spots or mold crashing the party.
Now, if you’ve gone and chopped into one, that’s a whole different story. Don’t let the leftover bit sit there! Wrap it up in some wax paper or tuck it into a sealed container, and then it can hang out in the fridge until you’re ready for round two.
And here’s a little pro tip: if you’re looking to get ahead of the game, you can chop up a bunch of onions all at once and then toss them into a Ziploc bag and straight into the freezer. A vegetable chopper is your new best friend if you want to dodge the waterworks. These frozen bits of gold are perfect for throwing into anything you’re cooking, from soups and stews to stir-fries.
So there you have it, folks. Onions don’t ask for much — just a cool, dry place to hang out — and they’re good to go for ages. Happy onion storing!
For Eryn’s preservation tips and more, visit her website.