A few weeks ago we went to Miller Farms and harvested over 150 lbs of produce to bring home for the grand ole cost of $30.
One of the things we got a lot of was onions. OMG onions. They were huge, and delicious. There were a lot of rotted onions in the field so we had to be picky but the ones we did get are amazing.
I have learned, from a long summer of cleaning onions that I have gotten at the farmers market, the easiest way to clean and peel onions without much of the “onion” smell.
This whole process takes less than a minute per onion and you are left with beautiful looking onions to use.
Once you are ready to eat your onion, run it under the water again and the outer skin will come right off! So easy!
When you cut your onion, run it under cold water right after you cut into it to reduce the eye burning, tear producing odor. You will LOVE this trick! It works wonders.
Onion Storage Instructions:
- Store your onions in a cool, dark, dry place.
- Make sure that after you clean it, it has a chance to lay on a flat surface with air access on all sides so the outer layer skin can properly dry. The outer skin keeps the moisture inside the onion.
- If your onion has a soft squishy spot on top it is starting to rot. Toss it in the compost pile.
- You can hang onions in stockings for longer storage.
We use onions just about every day so we are definitely going back next weekend to get more! I love onions!
How about you? How do you store and process your onions? Any quick, easy tips?
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