We eat a lot of onions around here. Like, a lot. If your family is not as into onions as ours, but you do use them in recipes on occasion, buy them when they are super cheap – Aldi almost always has a nice price – and store them for months until you need them. Yes, months.
How to Store Onions to Last MONTHS
1. First, you’ll want to decide where to store them. If they are too warm they will sprout and if they are too cold, they will start to rot. I keep ours in our storage room in the basement – it is nice and cool and dark down there without being too chilly.
2. Next, you’ll want to pull out a clean (or new 😉 ) pair of pantyhose. You can use super cheap ones like these. Stuff one onion down to the toe, tie a knot. Stuff another in right behind, and tie another knot. Keep stuffing and tying knots until you get to the top. Repeat using other leg.
3. Now, you can have your onions straddle a support beam in your unfinished room in your basement (great visual, I know! lol!), or hang from a nail etc. When you need an onion, simply cut the toe out of your pantyhose (or untie to use and reuse) and pull one onion out at a time, as needed.
Why does putting onions in pantyhose work?
Keeping the onions away from one another and in the pantyhose allows them to both breathe and stay nice and dry until ready for use. If your onions start sprouting, your storage area is too warm.