While in the fridge today I noticed there were 3 containers of half used onion. I look over at our menu and see no recipe calling for onion any time soon. So I search for what to do with my onions so that they do not go to waste. Dehydrating them was the answer that I found.
Seeing how it is a cool Fall day (and the fact that I don’t have a dehydrator) sound like a good reason to have the oven on to take care of my onion problem! So I set out to chop the onions. After they made me cry a bit they were all cut up.
I combined the purple and white onion together and spread them on a cookie sheet. Heat oven at 125 degree or as low as it will go. If it is higher than 125 you may need to prop oven door open during cooking.
Cook for 4 hours or until dry. Stir/rotate onions once during the cooking process.
Let dehydrated onions cool then store in an air tight container or bag.
Use 1/3 cup dried onion in place of 1 cup fresh cut onion in soups and stews. Grind dried onions to make onion powder. Or let 1/3 cup dried onion sit in water for 10-15 and use as fresh onions.
Until Next Time- Truly Love,