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Freeze caramelized onions-yes or no?

by David M. Bueker » Sat Aug 17, 2013 9:33 pm

I have a glut of onions from our CSA. I was thinking I could caramelize them then freeze. Once the weather cools I am that much closer to onion soup. Thoughts? It seems like it should work.
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Re: Freeze caramelized onions-yes or no?

by Christina Georgina » Sat Aug 17, 2013 10:37 pm

Never done it but I think it should work. I would suggest freezing in small portions to be used for amping flavor. The texture and appearance is not likely a strong attribute.
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Re: Freeze caramelized onions-yes or no?

by John Treder » Sun Aug 18, 2013 12:00 am

I haven't tried that.
I have frozen whole tomatoes, which, when you use them, are like crushed tomatoes, only juicier and tastier. Fine in sauce, not for salad. :)
I suspect frozen caramelized onions would be like a very strong caramelized onion broth. Suitable for a base, needing some real onions, etc., to make it all work.
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Re: Freeze caramelized onions-yes or no?

by David N » Sun Aug 18, 2013 1:52 am

I have been doing this for years. It is the perfect base for onion soup or Indian recipes which require caramelized onions.
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Re: Freeze caramelized onions-yes or no?

by John Treder » Sun Aug 18, 2013 1:50 pm

Well, well! I'll have to try it - I just harvested a bunch of Walla Walla onions.
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Re: Freeze caramelized onions-yes or no?

by Karen/NoCA » Sun Aug 18, 2013 2:10 pm

Those look great, should keep you in onions part of the winter.
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Re: Freeze caramelized onions-yes or no?

by Jenise » Sun Aug 18, 2013 2:15 pm

David N wrote:I have been doing this for years. It is the perfect base for onion soup or Indian recipes which require caramelized onions.


Or that wonderful caramelized onion and fresh fig tart Kim made yesterday, and which you missed. :)
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Re: Freeze caramelized onions-yes or no?

by David M. Bueker » Sun Aug 18, 2013 6:28 pm

Thanks!
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Re: Freeze caramelized onions-yes or no?

by John Treder » Sun Aug 18, 2013 6:49 pm

They'll keep this bachelor in onions for a year! I'll have to give some away.
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