Why do you fry onions and garlic first?
Onions and garlic are cooked first to flavor the butter or oil and flavor gets absorbed readily in the rest of the food being prepared. Onions should be cooked first, until the are almost translucent, then garlic should be added next to avoid burning it..
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Kept in the dark: Davison says your potatoes should be stored inside a paper bag in a cool, dark, dry place. And as mentioned above, away from onions and their sprout-encouraging gases.
There are many ways of using garlic.
Keep them in the dark: Potatoes and onions are best stored in the dark in a cool place (separately of course).
Onions contain antioxidants and compounds that fight inflammation, decrease triglycerides and reduce cholesterol levels — all of which may lower heart disease risk. Their potent anti-inflammatory properties may also help reduce high blood pressure and protect against blood clots.
While the fridge isn't ideal for storing onions, it will extend the shelf life of whole, raw onions beyond a week at room temperature. Onions absorb moisture very easily however, so their texture may get somewhat soft in the fridge. Whole, raw onions can last in the fridge for up to two weeks.
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