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#1 SkyeMummy

Posted 07 December 2012 - 11:21 AM

My new love - Frozen Diced Onion

Oh the convenience <3

Edited by SkyeMummy, 07 December 2012 - 11:22 AM.


#2 steppy

Posted 07 December 2012 - 11:24 AM

Me too! What I'd really like to see is frozen pumpkin, peeled and cut into roastable portions. That would be so good.

#3 Ice Queen

Posted 07 December 2012 - 11:24 AM

Ha ha, yes awesome isnt it.  I used to make soups in vast quantities for a cafe.  Once I discovered this my life was changed for the better!!!!  biggrin.gif

#4 peking homunculus

Posted 07 December 2012 - 11:25 AM

I buy diced onion from a f&v supplier for $10 for 5 kg. Then I split it into ziplock bags and freeze. It is brilliant and a really cheap way of getting the convenience

#5 Avidlearner1

Posted 07 December 2012 - 11:31 AM

I normally hate shortcuts and things like that but yes I am a fan of onion!!!!

#6 AnotherFeral

Posted 07 December 2012 - 01:16 PM

QUOTE (peking homunculus @ 07/12/2012, 12:25 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I buy diced onion from a f&v supplier for $10 for 5 kg. Then I split it into ziplock bags and freeze. It is brilliant and a really cheap way of getting the convenience

Do you mind sharing which supplier?

#7 MrsLexiK

Posted 07 December 2012 - 01:18 PM

ummmm where do I get this from? this sounds like the best invention ever!

#8 Guest_- Poppy -_*

Posted 07 December 2012 - 01:20 PM

Me too!!

Got sick of buying onions and peeling back the layers and finding that it was rotten - grrrr!!!

Love frozen chopped onion!!!

#9 HurryUpAlready

Posted 07 December 2012 - 01:22 PM

Yes, please share! I've never heard of it but I think I need to know more!!

I hate chopping onions!!!!

#10 amz1987

Posted 07 December 2012 - 01:38 PM

QUOTE (steppy @ 07/12/2012, 09:24 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Me too! What I'd really like to see is frozen pumpkin, peeled and cut into roastable portions. That would be so good.


Our Woolies has frozen pumpkin (peeled and in pretty good portions) as well as Frozen Mushrooms! I Love it!

#11 ~chiquita~

Posted 07 December 2012 - 01:45 PM

I became a fan quite some time ago. I hate chopping onions, they hurt my eyes and make me cry.

#12 Chelara

Posted 07 December 2012 - 01:51 PM

What country is it from? If its Aussie I would consider it otherwise i would just rather cut it fresh as I go.

#13 3'sACharm

Posted 07 December 2012 - 01:59 PM

Best thing ever huh... yyes.gif

#14 WithSprinkles

Posted 07 December 2012 - 02:04 PM

Do you dice it yourself or do you buy it in a packet somewhere?

In the past I have used my food processor to chop up onion (and grate cheese) and have frozen in snap lock bags...I should probably start doing it again..

#15 FeralLIfeHacker

Posted 07 December 2012 - 02:07 PM

It's good stuff isn't it?  I love it also, dh complains- "it's not REAL onion". I don't care, I am just happy my hands don't stink!

#16 Buggylicious

Posted 07 December 2012 - 02:08 PM

I buy a 10kg bag for $4 and spend a few hrs doing it myself then put it in zip lock bags and freeze it. I couldn't justify paying $10 a kilo for frozen onion especially when quite a bit of it is water.

#17 erindiv

Posted 07 December 2012 - 02:14 PM

I never buy onions anymore. I love the convenience, the lack of stinky hands and tears, etc etc.

#18 Ice Queen

Posted 07 December 2012 - 02:14 PM

QUOTE (steppy @ 07/12/2012, 09:24 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Me too! What I'd really like to see is frozen pumpkin, peeled and cut into roastable portions. That would be so good.


A shortcut you can use if you are doing roast pumpkin soup/ dip is to cut pumpkin just in half, put in roasting tray with some olive oil, salt and pepper sprinkled on it and then roast.  It does take quite a while but you wait until it is soft right through.  Cool and then just spoon the soft roasted pumpkin out!  Then puree with whatever other ingredients.  Another of my cafe soup cooking short cuts to avoid peeling and chopping pumpkins.  I did try buying pumpkin precut and peeled from a wholesaler but the flavour was not quite there.


#19 CallMeFeral

Posted 07 December 2012 - 02:31 PM

I find it gross, I dunno why. Maybe because of how wet it is when you fry it up, or maybe because the chunks are larger than I like to chop.

#20 mandala

Posted 07 December 2012 - 02:35 PM

I feel bad buying it when it has to be stored frozen and shipped from China or France. That's a lot of energy consumed just to save me five minutes!

#21 kandj

Posted 07 December 2012 - 07:43 PM

I'm pretty sure the coles one is australian onions. WW and birdseye are from somewhere else....Well from my bit of research a couple years ago when I first started using them.
I do both these days, I have a packet in the freezer always for the nights I'm in a major rush. I find though that by the time they are defrosted you need to use at least half a bag for the equivalent of one large onion. which gets a bit exy if I was doing it everynight.

#22 Funnington

Posted 07 December 2012 - 11:07 PM

QUOTE
I find it gross, I dunno why. Maybe because of how wet it is when  you fry it up, or maybe because the chunks are larger than I like to  chop.


yyes.gif aha.  They don't 'fry' the right way either ... kind of ends up broiled - if that makes sense.  

Frozen vegetables in general lack taste and they're watery.  Frozen peas are okay, but that's about as far as I go.

While we're the subject of shortcuts and saving time - I've been using a Jamie Oliver tip with fresh garlic.  Don't bother peeling the garlic cloves, just pop them in your crusher peel and all and you'll end up with the same result as you would peeling the cloves.  tthumbs.gif

Edited by Funnington, 07 December 2012 - 11:08 PM.


#23 FeralDancesHere

Posted 07 December 2012 - 11:29 PM

QUOTE (CallMeAliG @ 07/12/2012, 03:31 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I find it gross, I dunno why. Maybe because of how wet it is when you fry it up, or maybe because the chunks are larger than I like to chop.


I used to use it, but I found it only worked in some dishes. Casseroles and slow cooked were good, but where the onion was actually a feature like fried up for a sandwich it just doesn't cut it.

#24 CallMeFeral

Posted 08 December 2012 - 10:53 PM

QUOTE (Funnington @ 08/12/2012, 12:07 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
While we're the subject of shortcuts and saving time - I've been using a Jamie Oliver tip with fresh garlic.  Don't bother peeling the garlic cloves, just pop them in your crusher peel and all and you'll end up with the same result as you would peeling the cloves.  tthumbs.gif


Wow serious? I'll be trying this...

#25 skylark

Posted 08 December 2012 - 11:03 PM

I fail to see the convenience as chopping an onion takes all of 30 seconds?




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