Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Storage Onions & Tips...

Types of Storage onions:
Yellow, Red, Purple, Bermuda, Spanish, White, these are summer harvest onions

To store onions, remove from the bag and place in a cool, dark, dry area. They should be stored in a single layer, making them last longer.  Do not store next to potatoes as they give off moisture, causing onions to spoil faster.

Heat enhances the sugar in onions. Which makes them less pungent. Cook storage onions slowly with a little fat for a more robust flavor.

Too caramelize onions faster, sprinkle with brown sugar while cooking.

If you don't use the whole onion, it may be frozen for later use.  *I only use the frozen onions for cooking in recipes.

Before cutting an onion, I place it in the refrigerator for about 15/20 minutes. This helps eliminate tearing eyes.

Too remove the smell of onion from your hands, use a stainless steel bar or spoon in a rubbing motion while under water.

Too remove the odor of onions after cooking....in a saucepan; combine 6 cups water, 1 cup vinegar and 1 teaspoon of cloves. Bring to a boil and simmer for 5 minutes.

                                                     Cooking with Style... NeeCee Signature

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