Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Tuesday's Tips & Tricks: Onions

There are more than 500 varieties of onions.   Onions are high in vitamin C, and each serving has only 45 calories.  Most grocery stores sell yellow, red, and white onions.

Yellow Onions:  Are a popular choice for cooking.  They have a rich dark brown color, with a sweet tangy flavor when cooked.

Red Onions:  Because of their color, they are often used fresh and uncooked.  Other than the fresh uses, they are delicious grilled and roasted.

White Onions:  Used in salads and classic Mexican recipes.  They have a golden color and a sweet flavor when cooked.

Onion Tips:

1.  Never store your onions in plastic.

2.  Onions should be stored in a dry, cool, dark place.  They will keep for 2 to 3 weeks if stored this way.

3.  When stored in the refrigerator, onions will keep for 2 months, but will lose some of their flavor.

4.  If you only need half of an onion, slice it in half, and store the end with the root in the refrigerator.  The root end will last longer, than the sprout end, when stored in the refrigerator.

5.  When cooking onions and garlic together, saute the onion until cooked at least halfway through, before adding the garlic.  The garlic will cook faster than the onion.

6.  Sweet onions actually have less sugar than regular onions.

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