Food Storage: The Onion

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Many people like to buy in bulk, but we shy away from produce. After all produce goes bad fast and we cant always use it in a weeks time. Luckily there are some things you can do to extend the life of your produce.

Today I'm going to share with you a storage technique for onions that not only makes them last for moths at a time, but helps leave valuable storage room for other items. My simple onion storage technique is a modification of the classic onion sock.

All you need is a hook or nail, a clips, and a stocking or pantyhose.
You can recycle clean used nylons, or go out and buy a pair for this project.

To use the onion sock, simply load the onions in to the nylon, try to keep them in single file. Then put a knot in the toe part, and a clip on the open end to hold it shut.

Attach the nylon to a wall, pole, or ceiling out of the sun and away from moisture, by the knotted toe section.

You now have a reusable onion storage sock that will keep your tasty onions fresh for up to two months.

Just a few notes:

  • If you have pantyhose, cut the legs off you don't need the rest.
  • You can use old clothing pins, twist ties, rope or any thing else, to space each onion if you cant get them to stay in a single row.
  • Spacing onions will also help them stay even longer