How to keep leftover raw onion from smelling inside fridge
- Flynn Apr 23, 2003 03:33 PM
Everytime I have half a raw white or red onion left, I've wrapped it in plastic wrap and it smells up the fridge. Now I don't bother and wind up throwing out a good onion.
Any suggestions to avoid the onion aroma?
We tend to use a number of WHOLE onions each time we cook...however, I've seen a great little Tupperware gadget designed specifically to hold half an onion and hang from your fridge shelf to remind you it's there. I believe it's called a "Forget Me Not."
I usually use a small freezer ziplock bag - double bagged, if needed. The freezer bags are heavier than regular ziplock bags and seem to do a good job with no-onion smells in my veggie drawer.
I try wrapping in foil (seems less odor-permeable to me) and then in sandwich bag. It isn't perfect, but it does seem to reduce the odor short term.
I don't remember where I learned this, but if you triple wrap the cut onion in plastic wrap, you'll never have that problem again.