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Vidalia Onion Storage Tips
are several different ways to store Vidalia Onions but the 3 basics are to keep
them cool, dry and separated.
Here are some of the most popular ways
to extend their shelf life once you've purchased them.
refrigerator, wrap each Vidalia Onion separately in paper towels or newspaper.
This is a good way to preserve the onions for a longer time...or
the legs of clean sheer pantyhose. Place a Vidalia Onion in the pantyhose, tie
a knot then repeat the process until the leg of the panty hose is full.
the panty hose in a cool dry well ventilated area. When you are ready for another
onion, just cut above the onion and under the knot...or
In a cool dry place, place the Vidalias on an elevated screen or rack, making
sure that the onions are not touching each other.
Other methods for storing Vidalia Onions include drying and freezing
Onions can be chopped and dried in the oven. Use the lowest setting and remove
when thoroughly dry, but not brown. Store at room temperature in airtight containers.
Vidalia Onions can also be frozen. To do this , chop the onions and place in a
cookie sheet in the freezer. When frozen, remove and place in freezer containers
or bags, and seal. This allows you to remove the amount you want when you want
it. Or, you can freeze an onion whole. Jumbos can be peeled, washed, cored and
dropped into a plastic bag. once frozen, they can be removed like ice cubes. Freezing
changes the onions' texture, so frozen onions should be used for cooking only.
Whole frozen Vidalias can be baked.
The mild flavor
of Vidalia Onions makes them favorites in salads and sandwiches. Vidalias add
a unique flavor to any dish. They are, however, delicious all by themselves, raw
Place a whole, raw, unpeeled Vidalia Onion in the refrigerator
and chill for approximately one hour before serving, or peel and cut into slices
and place in a bowl of ice water for approximately 30 minutes and then drain on
paper towels. Either of these methods will help bring out a sweeter flavor when
eating raw Vidalias.
To bake a Vidalia Onion, peel,
then cut off the top and bottom to make it sit flat. Place a pat of butter on
top and microwave on high for 7 minutes, or wrap securely in foil and bake at
350*F for 45 minutes or until tender
We have had
many requests for the Vidalia Chop Wizard. While hte commercials for this Vidalia
chop device has produced a lot if interest here, we currently do not sell the
Vidalia Chop Wizard.