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For reasons unbeknownst to me at this time, a 50# bag of yellow onions has taken up residence in my garage and I have no idea what to do with it. I love onions, and put them in damn near everything I cook, but 50# is a lot of onions!

So what can I do with these things? I just looked up how to caramelize them in a crock pot, then freeze in small portions for later use. Great idea, but a crockpot full used up...four onions. I'll probably do a few batches of that.

Can you can onions? Would you even want to? We bought a pressure canner a couple months ago but have yet to use it. Gimme some ideas!

On a completely unrelated note, would anybody who happens to be near the Tri-Cities like some free onions? I might know a guy who knows a guy who has access to a guy who's wife brought home a 50# bag of onions.

 
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You can pickle them, pretty common in UK.

You can dry them, makes them last for pretty much ever and can be used in roasts, soups, braising...anything where there is an excess of liquid.

You can dip them in caramel and they will look exactly like caramel apples, then you can give them to kids.
 

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1. dehydrator. can use them just like that, or put them in the cuisinart and make onion powder.
2. Carmelize them in the oven. Faster and more efficient than a crock pot. -- use a sheet pan (or several). Can them if you have the tech, or just freeze them.
 

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No clue as to canning/drying/otherwise preparing them, but we used to store Walla2 Sweets in my former Bride's old nylons/pantyhose legs - drop-in an onion, tie an overhand knot, add another onion, continue, hang in a cool, dark place. They kept for a long time - the secret is in not letting them touch. I'd think that canning onion slices like you would cucumber chips would be as good or better than bread & butter pickles when done.
 

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My son spent a few months fishing and surfing in SE Africa last year and he said they would go into the little villages and buy a bag of onions. Sweet onions about the size of a tennis ball. Then they cut off the ends so they would sit on the grill and the onions were then sliced in half. The ½ onions were seasoned with olive oil and assorted seasonings... salt & pepper... garlic salt... chili powder... or what ever your favorite seasoning might be. Everyone enjoyed sitting around the campfire in the evening... a grill thrown over some hot coals, eating grilled onions and drinking beet. They Bar-B-Qued a lot of interesting seafood and bush meat he said. LOL
 

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a Tibetan friend of mine uses them in an awesome spread..basically cut as many till your tears run out, sauteed with peppers and garlic. he uses it on everything from breakfast toast to naan bread spread! healthy and tasty! ! basically a jam if u will. .
 

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No help here. I've basically started eating them--but only sauteed--very recently. It's a whole onion, or none. You have to give up everything that tastes good to eat them however.

Pretend they are snow balls and start a war with the neighbors.
 
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