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
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.