You should never throw away onion skins: they come in handy at home and when you discover these anti-waste tricks, your jaw will drop!
As you well know, with Mamma style waste doesn’t even get a chance to show up, in fact we’ve discussed recycling several times together, coming up with some simple tricks aimed at reusing kitchen scraps or other materials, which could definitely find a new life, but above all a new purpose. We are living through a difficult period and between the crisis of the pandemic that even today brings with it the aftermath, the conflict of war and the Covid that does not stop its march, Talking about waste and recycling is essential.
In the kitchen we can take advantage of many leftovers, think for example of potato skins that, if fried or baked, become excellent crispy chips to serve as an aperitif with friends and family. But if we told you that even the most common onion peel hides some crazy recycling methods? Let’s find out together!
You no longer have to throw away onion skins: with these uses you can give them a new life
Do you remember when, some time ago, we recommended some you use banana peels? Many were surprised because they would never have imagined their recycling methods and the same goes for orange peels. But if we told you that even the onion skins can be reused, especially in the kitchen? You will definitely be surprised! Let’s find out together how to use them for our recipes.
- As a seasoning: yes, onion skins can be used to make great condiments for meat and fish. All we have to do is let them dry in the dryer or, failing that, bake them in the oven for about 1 hour at 100º. Then it will suffice to shred them thick and store them in a hermetically sealed bowl, using them naturally. We can also add rosemary, thyme, oregano, chives and other spices to the container to obtain very aromatic and tasty mixtures.
- As flour: Following the same principle as above, we can grind the dry skins until you get a fine flour. It will be stored in a cool and dry place, in an airtight container and can be added to classic bread or pizza flour to obtain tasty fermented products with a special flavor. Not only for bread and pizza, of course, but also for pancakes, meatballs, sauces and much more!
- As a base for the broth: normally when we prepare the broth we use the peeled onion, also adding celery, carrot, tomato and fresh vegetables. In fact we can also take advantage of the flavor of the shell, which although it may not seem like it, has many aromatic parts of the interior. Then we can filter it all or grind it to obtain tasty velvety creams.
- As a natural remedy for sore throat: Did you know that onion is great? natural anti-inflammatories? Its power, however, is not limited exclusively to the pulp, but also to the shell. actually contains flavonoids, vitamin A, B and C, antioxidant actions and for this reason it can be used as a remedy for cough, fever and sore throat. You just have to boil a little in a saucepan with water, let it cook for a few minutes from when it starts to boil and then filter and sweeten. The benefits will be instant!