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Any experience with dehydrating shallots or onions? Or any ideas what to do with A LOT of onions/ shallots?

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Any experience with dehydrating shallots or onions? Or any ideas what to do with A LOT of onions/ shallots?

nerdette | Sep 16, 2011 06:52 PM

I got a bumper crop of onions and shallots, and I've been trying to come up with ideas how to use them up. Of course, they keep well, and I use them fresh or cooked quite frequently, but I still have almost 200 shallots and 150 onions left, so I'd like to do something with at lest some of them.

I have a 9-tray Excalibur dehydrator, so I've been thinking about dehydrating some of them, but I've had really mixed experiences with the dehydrator, from fantastic (apples), to horrid (peppers) .
Does anybody have a tried and true method for dehydrating onions and shallots?

I've also been toying with the idea of making onion jam or some kind of shallot jam, so I'm open to other ideas as well. Thanks in advance.

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