3 lbs of fresh onions

I have three pounds of beautiful fresh onions. I'm used to cooking with them and use them instead of storage onions all summer, but I could use some ideas on how to go through this large amount. Thanks in advance!

Oh yeah -- I'm vegan too.

  • Posted by: Esvee
  • July 7, 2017


Susan July 22, 2017
In addition to carmelizing (which you can then freeze), chop 'em up and throw them in the freezer. Slice (or chop) and dehydrate.
Esvee July 12, 2017
Thanks everyone for the tips! I caramelized some, quick-pickled some, and they're gone! mainecook61, you're right, 3 pounds is not actually all that much... Went through them much faster than I anticipated and now I'm waiting for more :)
mainecook61 July 11, 2017
What's the rush to use them up? Even sweet onions keep for weeks, especially if they are in a cool dry place. And three pounds isn't very much, really---certainly not worth slaving over a stove to caramelize them! We keep Ailsa Craig onions (sweet) for at least 4 months after harvest, and many varieties last much longer.
PHIL July 10, 2017
Make hot dog onions, after all its is summer
BerryBaby July 8, 2017
Absolutely pickle them, so easy!
Nancy July 7, 2017
In addition to the caramelized onions (my first choice, too):
• salad of onions, olives and oranges
• onion pickle
• as a topping for home made bread or rolls
• roasted in wedges or sliced with other summer vegetables (zucchini, tomato, eggplant)
• hollowed out and baked with bread crumbs stuffing (like stuffed tomatoes)
Exbruxelles July 7, 2017
I agree: I'd pickle a few of them.
Beth July 7, 2017
You can caramelize them in a big batch ( possibly in a slow cooker) then freeze in portions to pull out when you need to add some deep flavour. Or French onion soup. Enjoy!
rbrock1225 July 8, 2017
I actually prefer to caramelize them in an electric skillet. I have one of the large, non-stick electric skillets from Cuisinart. Put the glass lid on initially until they start to sweat, lower the heat _way_ down, and remove the lid. Every so often, give them a stir. Best of all, you can pick a non-busy place in your kitchen and fix them while you prepare dinner, bake cookies, or whatever. I wish I could claim credit for this -- but it was in an Alton Brown Good Eats on making French onion soup.

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702551 July 7, 2017
I would caramelize two pounds, portion into smaller amounts, freeze and save for future usage as needed.

I'm sure I could consume a pound of onions in a couple of weeks in the course of my normal cooking.
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