I finally had to pull my green onions, they were getting quite thick, the green was starting to yellow and they were way too strong to have in a salad. I started substituting green onions for regular yellow onions but I still had too many.
As I was pulling them I tried to figure out what to do with them and I came up with the idea of drying them. Not a new idea by any means but new to me. I didn't have a chance to browse the Internet for the "how tos" of drying green onions so I just winged it.
I cleaned them and sliced them fairly thin, then dried them in a tea towel and they onto a cookie sheet. I tried to dry them in a cold oven but it was taking too long so I turned the oven to warm, about 180F for about 5 hours. Still not dry enough but way too hot during the day to have the oven on. I turned the oven on again in the evening at the same temp for about 3 hours, still not dry enough but I'd had enough. The next day was sunny but cool and chose this day for my baking. When I turned the oven off, I would put the onions in, this worked really well and they dried out enough for storing. They are sweet and really crunchy, the color is not as vibrant as as the freeze dried veggies you get in a dry veg soup mix but much tastier.
Drying on a cookie sheet.
And I used about a 1/4 cup of dried onions to make ham, onion, garlic and cheese biscuits for breakfast this morning, superb.