Sweet Onion Storage & Prep Tips
- The best way to preserve sweet onions and to prevent bruising is to store them in a cool, dry place and separated from each other.
- Always handle sweet onions carefully. Because they have a higher sugar and water content, they bruise easily.
- Wrap sweet onions separately in paper towels or newspaper and store in the refrigerator.
- Store sweet onions in the legs of clean, sheer pantyhose by tying a knot between each onion and hanging the hose in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area. Cut above the knot to use an onion.
- Place sweet onions on elevated racks or screens in a cool place… make sure they’re not touching.
- Chop sweet onions and dry them in the oven at the lowest setting. Remove when thoroughly dry but not brown. Store at room temperature in airtight containers.
- To freeze sweet onions, chop and place on a cookie sheet in the freezer. Once frozen, place the chopped onions in freezer containers or bags.
- To freeze whole sweet onions, peel, wash and core them, then place them in a freezer bag. Since freezing changes the onion’s texture, frozen Vidalias should only be used for cooking.