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Preserving Onions

Preserving onions creates unique, flavorful condiments that can be added to a variety of dishes. Preserving onions can also enable you to have your favorite onion variety available to use throughout the entire year.

Drying onions is easy, but very pungent! No blanching is required before drying. Simply wash, peel and cut onions into 1/8– to 1/4-inch slices and dehydrate.

Freezing is just as easy. Wash, peel, dice, place on a cookie sheet in a single layer, freeze, then pack into freezer containers.

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About Karen Blakeslee

The Rapid Response Center was formed in 1995 as a resource for Kansas State University Research & Extension Agents. Resource topics included Food Science, Human Nutrition, Food Service, Textiles, Home Care and other consumer topics. Since that time, the Center has grown to be of valuable assistance to Kansas State University Extension Specialists in those areas.

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