Friday, April 23, 2010

Freezer Foods Friday - Onions galore!

Are you lucky enough to live near vegetable farms,  farmer's markets, or have a garden of your own?  We are entering into the season just made for freezers!  LOL.   I'm lucky enough to live near some pretty great vegetable farms and an awesome farmer's market (you just drive through, and most of 'em load up your car for you!) and while I don't myself have a garden, I have family who are farmers!    And farmers are the best folks at "giving" !   I remember growing up, living in "the country", always having little boxes/baskets of goodies left on our doorsteps.  Now, I didn't move all that far from "the country"... I only moved a whole SIX miles away from where I grew up! LOL  

But I'm getting off-topic aren't I?  (sorta)  This week  my mom shared some of her abundance with me.  I got a bunch of Florida Sweet Onions and I knew just what to do with them!   FREEZE THEM!!!
I also like to cut up and freeze green peppers too, but no one has blessed me with those yet!  LOL

I freeze my onions two ways...

in chunks, for sauces, sauteeing...whatever.   Nice effect, those onion rings on top, don't ya think?  LOL

and in "strips".
When we grill, we love grilled onions with our steaks!   All I do is cut up the onions (grin) add some butter, soy sauce and squeeze some fresh lemon juice over it.  Wrap it up in a "foil ball" and pop on the grill.  Oh my! It is so go-ooood!   TRY IT!

Another way to use the onion chunks, is with cut up potatoes, soy sauce and butter, wrap that up in a "foil ball" and throw on the grill too.    You can add fresh cut up mushrooms and peppers too.  Oh so good!


Oh, and a word about "sweet onions"...  Did you know they actually have LESS sugar (albeit natural sugar) than regular onions???   I read that somewhere.   Their "sweetness" is due to a lack of...oh I should've paid better attention to what I was reading... that stuff that makes onions more "potent".   LOL

Ok, now it's your turn... got any good tips, recipes or ideas for us?  Join in!



  1. Wow, that's a great idea! I think I'd have to pay someone to cut all those onions at the same time though, I'd be crying too much! :)

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  2. I wonder if a food processor wood work to! I hate cutting onions!

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  3. I have done that. But I don't have farmer's near me so it is the store for me. I have never tried sweet onions before. Hmmm...I just may have to do that.

  4. I use a food processor to chop mine. Even so, they make me cry so much! I try to do a lot at once and only chop them 1-2 times a year for the freezer. Anything to lessen the trauma :)

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  5. Hi Jeanette:
    What a great idea to put up lots of onions all at once. I love the sweet onions, too! I'll have to do a little preemptive preparation now!

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  6. Visiting from SITS!

    Thanks for the reminder to freeze onions when summer rolls around here in New England!


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