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Discussion in 'off topic' started by mandryka, Mar 21, 2020.

  1. mandryka

    mandryka pfm Member

    Due to ridiculous panic buying by two people (including yours truely) in my house, we now have a crazy quantity of brown onions.

    Is there a good way to store them?

    Suggestions things to do with them . . . edible preferably . . . much appreciated.
  2. gintonic

    gintonic 50 shades of grey pussy cats

    french onion soup
    onion tart
    onion bhaji
    beef and onion suet pudding
  3. Shadders

    Shadders pfm Member

    I don't think you can freeze them as they become bitter and watery - in curries i used to make, you had to blanche them first.

    They remain ok if stored in the dark at about 5deg C.

  4. Big Tabs

    Big Tabs hearing problems

    French Onion soup.

    Make loads.

    It works as a base for other soups, you can make gravy out it and it tastes fantastic. With little croutons or cheese-on-toast cut into little squares floating on top... slavering like a dog thinking of it.

    Use loads of onions, get the colour right before adding stock
  5. Del monaco

    Del monaco Del Monaco

    Garage or outside shed.Cool dark and dry place.Store in newspaper.
    French Onion soup,
    onions with Parmesan, rosemary and cream
    Onion rings served in tempura
    Buttered onions with thyme
    Lyonnaise potatoes

  6. Barrymagrec

    Barrymagrec pfm Member

    Onion Marmalade
  7. slavedata

    slavedata pfm Member

    Give them to a food bank whilst feeling ashamed for panic buying them
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  8. gintonic

    gintonic 50 shades of grey pussy cats

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  9. timH

    timH pfm Member

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  10. Bjork67

    Bjork67 pfm Member

    Welsh rarebit with plenty of onion. I do love my onions, quite possibly in joint first place with white cabbage.
    What in gods name have been eating I though grated cheese and onion in layers with tomatoes sliced on top was Welsh rarebit.
    Just been looking at recipes.
  11. Big Tabs

    Big Tabs hearing problems

    Or batch make chopped onion, celery and carrot " Mirepoix" or "Soffritto"

    make sure all bits are similar size for even frying.

    I sometimes makes it with larger cut pieces, more 'rustic,' and works differently.

    Make loads, freeze batches. This magic 3 combination is the start of most if the things I cook.
  12. Marchbanks

    Marchbanks Hat and Beard member

    Onion gravy is good. I add madeira too, or sherry, or vermouth...
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  13. Del monaco

    Del monaco Del Monaco

    Nice with a touch of grain mustard over sausages with mash and red cabbage.
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  14. gintonic

    gintonic 50 shades of grey pussy cats

    we tried that and it was appallingly bad, tasteless and watery

    beer or stout onion gravy is v good
  15. deanf

    deanf pfm Member

    Wrap liberally in toilet roll and store them at the back of the wardrobe on the off chance you need them in the next couple of months, they should last that long if stored properly. Apparently pasta shells make a good silica gel substitute.
  16. mjw

    mjw pfm Member

    The smart play would be to wait outside your nearest A&E and give a bagful each to the staff as they knock off duty (if you really have so many). It’s deceptively cold today, which should add to your penance.
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  17. JensenHealey

    JensenHealey pfm Member

    We ended up with too many eggs. Had our normal stock and then 2 daughters returned from Uni, with eggs! Donated some away to someone who only had 1 egg left.
  18. Big Tabs

    Big Tabs hearing problems

    French Onion soup is one ingredient away from gravy. Versatile.
  19. narabdela

    narabdela who?

    Liver and onions! :)
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  20. Realist

    Realist pfm Member

    Lovely! Tips for successful hoarding. Tories one and all.
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