Cassandra’s Question: I have some multiplier onions that I have been harvesting as-needed for the past couple of months. I can tell they are about to go to seed. I plan on saving some for my next planting. I have many that I need to pick for eating. How can I preserve them? I have been told that onions don’t freeze well (aside from flash freezing.) How would they dehydrate, do you think? How else can I save them?
Kristine’s Answer: I LOVE dehydrated onions. I slice them in rings, put them on the dehydrator and rotate until dry. They are so sweet and tasty, its easy to eat them all up just as they are! Otherwise, we throw them in some hot water to regenerate them and add them to any dish we are cooking. To store them, we place them in aand store in a cool, dark place.
Kathie’s Answer:I like them dehydrated too, just like Kristine said. French onion soup freezes well, its also something that’s easy to make in big batches. Simply make it according to your favorite recipe and freeze before you get to the step where you add croutons and cheese. Add the croutons and cheese when you heat and serve. You can also make and can things like pickled onions, onion relish, and many chutneys include onions (but they may also include other things that aren’t in season right now).