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Shallot and onion glut

Discussion in 'Edible Gardening' started by Jungle Jane, Jul 22, 2015.

  1. Jungle Jane

    Jungle Jane Middle Class Twit Of The Year 2005

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    Hi everyone!

    Got a massive shallot and onion glut and don't really know if I can store them in my house as I don't think it has great ventilation. Does anyone freeze onions or shallots? Im hoping I can have shallots frozen whole or in half. Has anyone had much success with this?
     
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    JWK Gardener Staff Member

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    Have you got a shed Jane? They will happily come through a winter strung up and hung from the rafters?

    We have done so in previous years, they are good for cooking, we diced them and stored in lots of small bags.
     
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    silu gardening easy...hmmm

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    I'm no Delia Smith! but don't think raw onions or shallots freeze very well. I remember chopping too many onions and freezing the excess, they weren't too clever when I defrosted them, rubbery and a bit sour from memory. Personally I would maybe chop and part fry them and then freeze to use in stews, spag bols etc.
     
  4. Jungle Jane

    Jungle Jane Middle Class Twit Of The Year 2005

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    I have but this sits in full sun in the garden and gets extremely hot inside this time of the year.

    We don't usually eat raw onions even with a fresh bulb. We stick them in sauces and stews/casseroles usually.
     
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    I also store mine strung up in the garage but my father used to string them up and hang them from a washing line post and they used to keep into the New Year. That was in Lincolnshire.
    You could pickle the shallots if you like that sort of things.
     
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