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How to Freeze Onions



How to Freeze Onions

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Frozen chopped onions are great to have on hand when you need to whip up dinner in a hurry (that's why they sell them at the grocery store). Learn how to prepare your own frozen onions, and you won't need to pay a premium for that convenience.

Difficulty: Easy

Time Required: Minimal

Here's How:

  1. Peel and chop the onions to your desired size.
  2. Place the chopped onions in a freezer bag; squeeze out as much air as possible; and seal.
  3. Stick the onions in the freezer, and add to recipes as needed.

    See Also:


  1. Onions have a strong smell when first frozen (we're talking strong enough to smell when the freezer door is shut). If you have a chest freezer in your basement or garage, consider sticking them in there
  2. Chopped onions tend to freeze in clumps. To remedy the problem, just bang the bag against the counter a few times before each use
  3. Frozen onions are best used in soups, stews and other cooked dishes

What You Need:

  • Onions
  • A knife
  • Freezer bags
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