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11 years 3 months ago #33885 by Edward
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Hi

Due to early bolting, I seem to have rather alot of onions and shallots that I am looking to turn into preservable foodstuffs. Anyone got any tried and tested recipes they would care to share?

Thanks

Ed

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11 years 3 months ago #448647 by eelcat
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Onion marmalade (jam) is exquisite

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11 years 3 months ago #448664 by Edward
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eelcat;448961 wrote: Onion marmalade (jam) is exquisite

Is yours a secret recipe or one your willing to share? [;)]

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11 years 3 months ago #448713 by kai
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deep fry to make crispy onions
Or just store somewhere cold, they will keep for months. Tie into bunches and hang somewhere out of the rain to dry the skins off first.

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11 years 3 months ago #448727 by Edward
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kai;449034 wrote: deep fry to make crispy onions
Or just store somewhere cold, they will keep for months. Tie into bunches and hang somewhere out of the rain to dry the skins off first.

These are onions and shallots that have started to bolt- I was under the impression that they won't store well when this happens. Which is why I want recipes to preserve them with.

I am going to caramelize a batch for the freezer later today!

Made onion baji's yesterday (or rather the oh did) - but ended up eating most of them rather than freezing. :)

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11 years 3 months ago #448728 by kai
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They should store just as well, the reason why you pick them as soon as they show signs of bolting is that you will very soon get a hard flower stem and very little onion around it if you leave them in the ground. Once dug they have a similar storage life as any other onion, unless they already have a large flower stem, in which case strip of the usable bits, chop them and freeze them.

Another good use of onions is a Dopiazza curry which is so name as it includes two lots of onions cooked in different ways.

also any chutney recipe usually calls for a lot of them

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11 years 3 months ago #448734 by Stikkibeek
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Throw the poisonous things into the compost bin thus avoiding unnecessary work! [}:)][xx(]

Did you know, that what you thought I said, was not what I meant :S

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11 years 3 months ago #448749 by Edward
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Stikkibeek;449059 wrote: Throw the poisonous things into the compost bin thus avoiding unnecessary work! [}:)][xx(]

But won't that give my compost worms "onion breath"? [;)]

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11 years 3 months ago #448763 by Stikkibeek
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Edward;449078 wrote: But won't that give my compost worms "onion breath"? [;)]

That is not likely to matter unless you are into "natural" foods and eat the worms!
:p

Did you know, that what you thought I said, was not what I meant :S

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11 years 3 months ago #448796 by Edward
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Stikkibeek;449093 wrote: That is not likely to matter unless you are into "natural" foods and eat the worms!
:p

Either that or if you are close enough to smell their breath! Some people grow very fond of earth worms I hear! [;)]

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11 years 3 months ago #448932 by sueandpat
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I made caramelised onion jam last year. It is divine, especially on pizza bases, but equally nice with cheese and crackers. It keeps really well, and will be definitely making more this year.

Caramelised onion jam



2kg red onions, sliced - I used white onions
1 tbsp grated ginger
1 tbsp finely chopped rosemary
1/2 cup olive oil
3 1/2 cups brown sugar
1 1/2 cups balsamic vinegar
Freshly ground black pepper
1 tbsp mustard seeds
1. Place onions, ginger and rosemary in a large saucepan and cook gently in oil until soft.
2. Add brown sugar and vinegar and simmer for 1 1/2 hours.
3. Stir through black pepper and mustard seeds. Pour into sterilised jars and seal.

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11 years 3 months ago #448978 by Edward
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Thanks Sueandpat

That looks delicious! Do you know how long it will keep for?

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11 years 3 months ago #448984 by sueandpat
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Hi Edward, I made mine in Early Sept, and its still lovely. Just make sure that the lids pop down on the jars. The mixture needs to be kept hot when bottling!!

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11 years 3 months ago #449073 by Aria
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Onion Pie (8-9inch pie/quiche dish)

1/2 cup butter
8 cups (2.5 lbs) chopped onions
2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground cumin
4 eggs
1/2 cup sour cream
Pastry crust

Line your pie/quiche plate wih the pastry.
Saute the onions in the butter until golden brown (about 20 minutes) - remove from heat and stir in the salt and cumin.
Beat the eggs with the sour cream.
Add the egg mixture to the onion mixture and turn into the pie shell.

Bake in hot oven (200-220C depending on your oven) for about 30 minutes.

It's a basic onion quiche - a wonderful side dish with roast beef meals. If put in the mini size pie shells they freeze beautifully.

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11 years 3 months ago #449131 by Edward
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Sounds yummy! Think I will give that one a go! :)
Thanks Aria.

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