How to: Freeze Onions
When I was in high school I worked at a quaint sandwich/soup shop where one of my duties was to prep the fresh vegetables for the sandwich bar. I quickly learned waterproof mascara is my friend as I would “cry” and cry while peeling and slicing the onions. Since then I’ve had a love/hate relationship with onions. I love the flavor they give dishes, but I really dislike chopping them, so I frequently utilize my freezer to cut down on the work. They way I figure it, as long as I’m peeling and chopping one onion, I might as well peel and chop six, and save myself the need to chop next time I need onions.
Simply peel, and chop as you normally would (I personally love using a food processor), and then portion into freezer bags. (Refer to Tricia’s handy sliced and diced post for help on portioning.) Next time you need chopped onions, grab a bag from the freezer, thaw, and add to your normal recipe.