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(Salon)   Sorry Farkers, the correct way to store onions is not on a belt   (salon.com) divider line
    More: Sad, Onions, Onion, Garlic, Allium, Bulb, lot of onions, lots of air circulation, mushy-moldy onion  
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2020-05-18 9:52:37 PM  
As garde manger, prep, refrigerate. Move on to the next item.

Yes, store if you have a lot, but I can keep some in the fridge, and freezer.
 
2020-05-18 11:28:07 PM  
Unused ones stay loose in a basket on the counter.  If Ive partially used one the remainder goes in a ziploc in the fridge. Scallions always go in the fridge.
 
2020-05-18 11:37:45 PM  
Their power zaps overnight in the cooler.  Only 50% the next day maybe.  It's an aromatic... Chanel No. Onion.
 
2020-05-19 2:58:19 AM  
You can store them in containers with air holes, breathable mesh bags, or even pantyhose

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2020-05-19 6:03:34 AM  
Buy a bag of sweet onions on sale and then spend an hour slicing up and sweating them down until you have a large pile of caramelized onions. Store in a zip lock bag in the fridge for handy use on burgers and sandwiches.
 
2020-05-19 8:16:41 AM  
Chop and freeze. I always have a big bag of chopped frozen onions for when I need to fry up some.
 
2020-05-19 8:53:51 AM  
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i sound old
 
2020-05-19 8:53:54 AM  
I got into the habit of cleaning and refrigerating all of my veggies as soon as I get home from the store.
 
2020-05-19 8:54:15 AM  
FTA:

Take a pair of [clean] pantyhose, drop an onion down into the toe, and tie a knot above it. Repeat that process with your remaining onions and hang it in a cool, dark cabinet.

IDK, isn't the pantyhose thing pretty much a belt?

If you leave a couple inches on each end, you could tie it around your waist.
 
2020-05-19 8:54:48 AM  
onions are a staple food for me.  I can eat one like an apple.


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2020-05-19 10:16:17 AM  

ltdanman44: onions are a staple food for me.  I can eat one like an apple.


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They also make that one Chopped judge very upset. fark that guy. Red onions rule.
 
2020-05-19 10:22:28 AM  
If we only purchased one kind of onion, we wouldn't have any problems with storage.  Red, white and yellow onions all have different virtues in the kitchen, so we generally have at least two types.
 
2020-05-19 10:48:06 AM  

thismomentinblackhistory: ltdanman44: onions are a staple food for me.  I can eat one like an apple.


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They also make that one Chopped judge very upset. fark that guy. Red onions rule.


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2020-05-19 11:01:28 AM  
It's amazing how many articles there are online about vegetable storage.  Go grab a book from the early 1900s.  Most of these things were figured out centuries ago.

Onions go in an onion drawer/cupboard.  Potatoes go in their own separate cupboard.  Never store onions and potatoes together.  Done.
 
2020-05-19 11:09:57 AM  
I use one of these

Onions, potatoes, turnips

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2020-05-19 11:13:25 AM  

ltdanman44: I can eat one like an apple.


Dang. I was gonna post something like that. Ya beet me.

/has a relative who is allergic to onions - that's just not fair cause onions are in everything
 
2020-05-19 11:18:44 AM  
Unless your home has mice. Then put everything in the fridge.
 
2020-05-19 11:20:23 AM  
I love these articles where I learn new things. There is almost always something I pick up.

There was nothing like that in this article.
 
2020-05-19 11:21:29 AM  

Pinnacle Point: Unless your home has mice. Then get a cat and clean up after yourself, you farking pigput everything in the fridge.



FTFY
 
2020-05-19 12:15:59 PM  
It also helps to pick the right onions for storage. Skip the sweet onions or the thin skinned varieties. You want thick skinned yellow storage onions. If you get good ones with nice thick skins, they will keep much longer. They are a bit stronger and less sweet but they make the best caramelized onions and french onion soup.
 
2020-05-19 12:21:49 PM  
I store them on a wire shelf out of direct sunlight. the ones that bolt get planted in the garden, the ones that rot... well, there are always some that rot, sometimes on the inside first. Probably the best storage trick is to only buy what you can use in a week or two... ;)

ltdanman44: onions are a staple food for me.  I can eat one like an apple.


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Abbot and Costello:
What's are you eating there?
This? An Arabian apple!
*exhales*
*Abbot faints*
 
2020-05-19 12:26:06 PM  

Vermithrax Perjorative: It also helps to pick the right onions for storage. Skip the sweet onions or the thin skinned varieties. You want thick skinned yellow storage onions. If you get good ones with nice thick skins, they will keep much longer. They are a bit stronger and less sweet but they make the best caramelized onions and french onion soup.


white and yellow onions are great cooking onions and are strong.  red onions are strong too, and if you soak them in water you can tame them down and they are great on salads.  Vidalia onions are good on everything and not powerful at all.  eat them everyday!
 
2020-05-19 1:40:11 PM  

ltdanman44: onions are a staple food for me.  I can eat one like an apple.


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2020-05-19 5:57:00 PM  
I grow a lot of onions every year, and I make braids of onions and hang them up in the house.  They store pretty well.  I'm looking at the last of the 2019 onions now, hanging over my desk, and they are still in good shape, just showing a little green when you cut them open.  Shallots too.

Alas, they will be gone soon and we'll have to eat store onions until the green onions size up a little more.

The first couple years I sort of freestyled the braids, but than I found this elderly gentleman from the UK who showed me how to do it properly.

Stringing Onions, Harvesting French Beans, Potting Lily Of The Valley.
Youtube I3SsMGo_RsI
 
2020-05-20 12:39:56 AM  
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2020-05-20 12:52:11 PM  

Kalashinator: ltdanman44: onions are a staple food for me.  I can eat one like an apple.


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This man deserves further study
 
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