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What can I make with boxes full of onions??

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cafebistro Fri 12-Sep-08 11:50:56

have just finish pulling up my crop of onions for the year and I have more than expected!! What can I make with them? Have thought of doing onion soup and freezing it in batches. Does anyone know any good receipes for it? The ones Ive found require 2 or 3 onions and lots of beef stock....if I make it like that the freezer will be full and still have loads left. Any suggestions welcome!!

littlerach Fri 12-Sep-08 11:52:48

They'll keep for ages somehwre dark I think.

OhYouBadBadKitten Fri 12-Sep-08 11:53:21

As onion soup requires a good hour or two of slowly softening the onions and caramelising them why dont you do up to that stage and then freeze the result in portion sizes. Then turn them into soup later.
Hopefully though your onions should store quite well - I'm hoping mine will - I've got them out on a wire mesh in the garage.
or onion wine?

expatinscotland Fri 12-Sep-08 11:53:21

chop them up and freeze them.

HeadFairy Fri 12-Sep-08 11:53:44

good, proper, slow cooked onion gravy. Freezes well, fantastic with bangers and mash <drools>

Carmenere Fri 12-Sep-08 11:53:57

You can make a very tasty white onion soup which is kind of like a veloute. Or you could make onion marmalade, which keeps really well and is delicious.

oggsfrog Fri 12-Sep-08 12:00:37

I've got this problem and I think I'm just going to fry them and then freeze them.
They do store well hung up in strings, but we don't really have anywhere cool and dark that doesn't freeze.

oggsfrog Fri 12-Sep-08 12:02:17

Apparently they don't freeze very well uncooked, as they degenerate like other fleshy fruits/veg.

cafebistro Fri 12-Sep-08 12:04:55

Whats a good receipe for white onion soup carmenere?

Jux Fri 12-Sep-08 12:05:43

Onion tart - yum yum

cafebistro Fri 12-Sep-08 12:07:53

Receipe for onion tart? Like a quiche receipe sort of?

Swedes Fri 12-Sep-08 12:10:53

French onion soup.
Pasta with onions, tuna and anchovies.

Ohyoubadkitten's idea is a good one re small batches of caramelised sauteed onions.

slim22 Fri 12-Sep-08 12:15:06

more like a tarte tatin.

chop a panful
melt slowly in lots of butter + a little oil
add a little crushed garlic and rosemary or thyme.
add tbsp sugar to caramelise
season, and cover with puff pastry

bake in oven until pastry golden/fluffy and juices oozing out from the side

eat with salad and stilton

slim22 Fri 12-Sep-08 12:15:50

ohyoubadkitten's idea is fab

Swedes Fri 12-Sep-08 12:15:53

Pile Filo pastry layers on an oven proof pie dish. Add layer of thick cheese sauce (made with good strong cheddar or stilton if you like blue cheese) or spread a layer of cream cheese. Pile on sauteed onions. MOre layers of Filo pastry. Glaze and bake for 25 mins in moderate oven.

slim22 Fri 12-Sep-08 12:17:14


cafebistro Fri 12-Sep-08 12:17:16

that sounds lovely slim22...yum!

cafebistro Fri 12-Sep-08 12:18:43

yours too swedes!!!mmm!

slim22 Fri 12-Sep-08 12:19:49

if you make them in a disposable foil tray you pan assemble and freeze and then defrost and bake later.
Make 2 or 3 and leave in freezer.

Jux Fri 12-Sep-08 12:35:27

OK so I suggested onion tart but had no idea how to make it (just know I love it when someone else does)! Thanks slim22 - I've noted that recipe!grin

McDreamy Fri 12-Sep-08 12:36:32

French onion soup and onion tart would be my suggestions

McDreamy Fri 12-Sep-08 12:38:08

french onion soup

Swedes Fri 12-Sep-08 12:52:31

Slim22 really knows her onions.

BecauseImWorthIt Fri 12-Sep-08 12:55:45

Chicken paprika:

An onion per person, as well as a chicken portion per person

Thinly slice the onions and fry gently in butter and olive oil for at least 40 minutes till it is caramelised (you can add finely chopped garlic as well)

Add the chicken and stir round a little, then add a couple of tablespoons of paprika, stir and continue to cook for another 20 minutes or so, until the chicken is cooked through. You may need to add a little water/stock to stop it sticking.

Season, then serve on either rice or buttered noodles with a dollop of sour cream/creme fraiche/plain yoghurt.

TheDevilWearsPrimark Fri 12-Sep-08 12:56:49

Make balsamic onion chutney
Or caramalised onion chutney. mmmm

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