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1 hr 30 mins
Use one free morning to make lots of fried onion, and freeze it in convenient amounts! During the holiday season you'll be so glad you did! So many recipes begin with: "Fry a chopped onion ..." How about taking out a bag of frozen, ready-to-use sauteed onions? It can be defrosted in the microwave, or simply added, frozen, to the dish in the pot, so skipping that "fry an onion" bit and saving quite a lot of time ... Because this is not a recipe as such, use as many or as few lbs or kgs of onions as you like, but the more you manage to chop and saute the better, as they do tend to melt away a lot in the frying process. Use a large soup pot. You'll be so glad you prepared this! Because I don't know how many pounds of onions you're going to process, I also have no idea how long it will take you, or how large or small the yield will be, but I have to put in numbers for the Zaar robot ...
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- 1Sit outside where a breeze is blowing, and peel the onions.
- 2Slice thinly on a wooden board. Best is to stay outside even if you need a parka, because inside you'll cry a lot over so many onions.
- 3Use the largest pot you have, like a soup pot, and heat. When hot, add about an inch of oil (2 1/2 cm). Let oil heat well.
- 4Slowly add onions to the pot. The good thing about a deep pot is that there is less spattering. You might have to add in batches if you peeled a very large amount, and you might have to add more oil.
- 5Stir every now and then. This will take a long time, so have a nice paperback nearby --
- 6Fry the onions with patience until they soften. Add a few splashes of water if they threaten to catch. You could add more oil, but you cannot keep adding oil as the end result will be too oily.
- 7When at long last the onions have collapsed and actually starts to colour slightly, add the vinegar, sugar and salt. Stir through. This improves the flavour -- add more or less, to taste.
- 8Read your book and keep stirring as you don't want to burn the lot at this late stage.
- 9When the onions are done to your taste, pull off heat and cool.
- 10The least bulky way to freeze them is to put them in ziplock bags. You will know how much sauteed onions you use per average dish -- rather put in too little because you can always use more than one pouch. If you freeze too much in a bag, some might go to waste.
- 11Push out air, seal, label, cool completely, and freeze.
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Nutritional Facts for Fried Onions Ready-To-Use!
Serving Size: 1 (2390 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 549.8
- Calories from Fat 8
- Total Fat 0.9 g
- Saturated Fat 0.3 g
- Cholesterol 0.0 mg
- Sodium 3522.2 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 133.6 g
- Dietary Fiber 15.8 g
- Sugars 67.4 g
- Protein 10.4 g