I really have chopping up onions. No matter what I do, I still end up with that stinging feeling in my eyes making them water. But, I love eating onion. So, last time when I visited the fruit and vegetable shop, I bought a box of onions. This was a massive box and it only cost $4 which was an awesome price. But, what to do with all these onions? Slice them and freeze them for later. Here is my guide to how I freeze onions.
I have a Philips Food Processor which I use every day. It comes with a very thin slicing blade which is what I used to slice the onions with.
First, I cut and peeled the onions and then added them whole to the food processor, repeat until the food processor bowl is almost full.
Then, using tongs, add small amounts of the sliced onions to small zip lock bags. These bags hold around 1 cup of sliced onion. Seal the bags, making sure to remove all the air. I then placed these bags in larger zip lock bags to stop the smell of onion filling my freezer.
As onion that has been frozen doesn’t have the same texture as it had before, it is better to use this frozen onion, straight from the freezer in stews, soups and casseroles. I have also used it in mince dishes for spaghetti bolognese and lasagna with good results.
If you don’t wish to use the whole bag of onions in one dish, just break off some of the frozen onion and use as required.
I have found this is a great time saver as well as a great tear saver.