A question that has been bugging home cooks for ages is can you store onions in the fridge? If you have a kitchen leftovers, then yes, you can. It can be risky to use store bought foods with a lot of pungent herbs inside them because you don’t know what could happen. There is no way to predict when an onion is going to burst or when a bottle of vinegar is going to foam, but there are ways to keep them fresh.
Can you store onions in the fridge? There are several ways and answers to this question. Some people buy their onions and then just keep them in the freezer for emergencies. This seems like a good idea, but if you’re like me and can’t stand to leave food on ice for more than a few seconds, you can just put the food back into the fridge and come back to dinner. In fact, you can do that all day long, but I tend to enjoy eating right away so I usually only do that once a day.
When can you store onions in the fridge? Well, it all depends on how they’re going to be used. If they’re going to be used in a recipe and it’s likely to take longer than just standing around in the refrigerator then you can put them in the fridge up to one hour before you begin. You can also freeze some of them for an even greater storage period. Just make sure you allow time for the frozen onions to defrost before using them again.
Can you store uncut onions in the fridge? Well, you can but you’ll have to take that into account when you decide if it’s a good idea. Even if you can, chances are you won’t like the taste so it might be best to cook them on the stove. Unless you can find someone to go through your onions for you every few days, then chances are you’ll have to do that yourself.
Do you want to be able to buy bulk onion varieties at the supermarket? That can be done if you’re willing to look for the right places. The places I’m talking about are the grocery stores and even online websites. There are many places that can give you discounts on onions but if you want to get good value for money then it may be better to buy your onions in bulk and then sell off the surplus at a profit.
So can you store uncut onions in the fridge? The answer depends a lot on what you use them for. If you have a great idea for something, why not turn it into an entree with some homemade mustard? Or can you bring some tasty home made wine to serve with that steak? Well that’s another question entirely.
The truth is that you can buy onions that are already prepared but you can’t store them in the fridge. If you can buy precooked ones that already have been washed, dried and crisped then you can certainly cook with those. But if you can’t stomach the smell then you will be better off cooking in butter or oil so that you can at least flavour the onions but you can’t add any flavour to the food itself.
The only way to store unsalted onions in the fridge is to put them in a glass jar. Then when you need to use them you can just open the jar and add a few drops of that lovely essential oil. This isn’t something that most of us do but it can make a world of difference to the taste of a dish. The good news is that the aroma can be easily dispersed so even if you don’t like the smell you can still use it. It can also save you from smelling rotten meat but it doesn’t make it into your food.