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    Dehydrating onions?

    Has anyone here ever dehydrated onions? I have a bumper crop of red onions, which historically do not keep very well and I thought that maybe I would try dehydrating them. From some sites that I found on the internet, dehydration is an excellent way to keep the onions. Any help or comments will be greatly appreciated!

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    Sounds like a good idea. Unfortunately I have never intentionally dehydrated onions. I stick to fruits for snacks. (to you hetrophobs, I'm not making fun of you)
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    It works really well for soups, meatloaf, cassarols, quiche etc...not so much for things like Stir-Frys or Fajitas. I dried mine and then stored them in air tight plastic 1 gallon containers for use through out the late fall till late spring.

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    For some reason, dehydrated onions give me gas. Like painful gas. I'm not sure why. Fresh onions don't do it to me.
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    I've done it. Keep the dehydrator outside when you do, or your place will smell like onions for a long time. I slice & dehydrate them and then vaccum seal them. They then take up little space, and as Lunatic said, they work great for cooking.
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    I usually dry onions every year. I do it on my back porch so my eyes aren't watering all night.

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    I sous-vide them before dehydration. That way they're good to eat straight away and are tasty snacks. But if you dehydrate them, do it outside. You can't imagine the smell.
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    I haven't done it yet myself but I have read on several sites to do it outside or your house will smell something terrible for a long long time.

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    Thanks for all of y'alls input. Think I may give it a try.

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    I also do it several times a year. I don't mind the smell myself. Just smells like onions cooking. They take up very little space and can be used in any recipe calling for onions once rehydrated

 

 
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