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Dear Home Ec 101:

I live in Georgia and each year we have a bumper crop of Vidalia onions.  For part of the year they are super cheap, I would like to take advantage of this.  Can I freeze them or will they get watery?

~Fearfully Frugal in Fitzgerald 

Heather says:

Wipe your eyes my dear.  It is perfectly fine to freeze onions for future use in cooking.  Simply dice, spread flat on a baking sheet, freeze, and store in your favorite freezer bags. You may blanche the onions if you would like, but I don’t find it necessary.   I would store them in different amounts depending on your favorite recipes.  Your frozen onions are perfectly fine for cooking but may have a watery consistency if consumed raw .  There is no need to thaw before use, either.  They will keep for 3-6 months according to the FDA, longer if vacuum sealed.

Never had a Vidalia?  You don’t know what you are missing.

Taking full advantage of local produce is an excellent way to reduce your overall carbon footprint.