2/11/13

Freezing Green Onions

What to do with left over scallions


If you are anything like me you have a recipe that calls for green onions, but not the entire bunch, so you are stuck with all these extra green onions, and you find them going limp in the refrigerator before you find more ways to use them.

Let me show you what I do with mine. This will also work for you gardeners who have a bumper crop!

1) Using Kitchen Shears, snip the onions to desired size pieces (like above)
2) Spread chopped onions on a baking sheet in an individual layer and flash freeze till frozen solid.
3) Remove the frozen pan of chopped onions and store them in a freezer safe storage container. Store containers in the freezer till ready to use.
Jan's Tip: I love using a recycled water bottle. It's perfect for shaking out the desired amount into my recipe and then pop back into the freezer.
Making my Bacon Ranch Warm Potato Salad

15 comments:

  1. that is a great idea, cannot tell you the number of times we throw out stuff like that when it gets forgotten.

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  2. Good idea on the water bottle. I usually dehydrate mine and keep in the cupboard but I will freeze some this summer.

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    1. Our freezer space is limited so how do you dehydrate yours? And are they as good?

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    2. don't know if you got an anwser to this, but if you don't own a dehydrating here is someone's suggestions for how to oven dry or even sun dry your green onions. I've read several places that dehydrated green onions get pretty stringy and don't rehydrate well, does anyone have any experience with it?
      http://community.stretcher.com/forums/t/29592.aspx

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  3. Good tip! I'll be remembering that next time I have green onions.

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  4. Awesome tip!! Thanks for sharing!! I will definitely remember this one!! I waste so many green onions!

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  5. Excellent Tip!! Thanks for sharing! And the water bottle...genius!!!

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  6. Hi, great idea. Wish we had more freezer space.
    Thanks :)

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    1. I know what you mean about more freezer space, my college age kiddo's are always competing for freezer space!
      Jan

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  7. That's a great tip and I'm pinning. Thanks.

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    1. Thanks Maureen! I'm glad you stopped by!
      Jan

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  8. Great idea...........Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week; I hope you’ll join us again!


    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino

    The Chicken Chick

    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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  9. What a great idea Jan! Thank you for sharing your tips with us and I hope to welcome you over at Seasonal Celebration again today! Rebecca @Natural Mothers Network x

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  10. How do you flash freeze them? Is there a special trick to that or just stick them in the freezer?

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    1. Thanks for a great question! I should have done a better job of explaining that part, so I appreciate the chance to do that. Flash freezing is the method of spreading the food out in a single layer on a tray in the freezer so that each individual piece (i.e.: Corn kernels, french fries, onion pieces) become frozen by them selves. that way when you put those frozen pieces all in one bag together, they are not frozen/stuck together. So you can pull out just the amount you need. This is how the bags at the store are done too. In the picture by step two you'll see my onion pieces spread out on a pizza pan, I popped that pan into the freezer for an hour or two till the pieces were frozen, then put the frozen pieces in the bottle. Does that all make sense? Hope it helps!
      Thanks again!
      Jan

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