Recently I saw such a good offer on onions (£1.29 for 5kg) that I simply felt compelled to buy it. While I realise that with the gift of foresight I could have forseen what a perhaps foolish idea this was. Having 5kg of onions and using them all before they go off can be quite a challenge.
Unless you decide to be like me and include them in simply every meal from now until the day you run out (or atleast most meals). This is what I have done and surprisingly the onions lasted me to the end. I put them in the fridge in an attempt to keep them from going off.
In my first year of university I lived in a lovely house full of lots of different people with different levels of cooking skills. Towards the end of the year I was looking through the fridge to find some onions that had a date of October on that were still perfectly fine and this must have been April/ May time. So since then I have thought fridge onions are a good idea. Unless you do not like onions or get sick of the sight of them. So I thought I’d give some ideas about what can be done with them.
- Make onion Soup
- Fry onions with peas and bacon to make a lovely side dish
- Cut them up raw and put them in a sandwich OR with mayonnaise and paprika
- Great base for any stir fry
- Great accompaniment for any tomato based sauce
- Omelette WITH onions (I’d recommend ham as well but that’s just me)
- Use them to play catch (just try not to drop them)
- Rub it on your skin as an insect repellent
- Part of a rice dish
- Onion tea (Yes, this can be done)
- Easing burns and bites
- Onions rings
- Onion Bhajis (better than rings in my mind especially with smaller pieces)
If you’re not convinced by my ‘put them in the fridge’ attitude you can pre-dice all your onions and then freeze them and cook from frozen at a later date. There are a lot of ways to use up onions if you think about it.