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I have more chives than I know what to do with! Can they be used in place of onions successfully? Any other ideas? I hate for them to go to waste...
 
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You should put them as a pizza topping. it's my FAV!!!

You should dry them.

I'd try them in place of onions. let me know how it worked out.
 
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I'm just letting mine go to seed so they spread around...if they work that way. The flowers are kind of cool.


If you really want to use them in cooking and have more than you can eat then I would cut them up and dry them, kinda how you buy them at the grocery store as a spice.
 
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I don't find them to have much flavour when cooked so mostly use them as toppings.

Baked potato ? Chives.

Eggs? Chives.

Salad? Chives.

Cooked carrots? Chives.

Etc.

I tend to go to the garden while the meal is plated  with my scissors, then scissor them directly on top of the food. . Once you start it's surprising how quickly you can demolish a chives patch when you use them regularly.
 
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They freeze really well. I keep a quart mason jar in the freezer and just snip them into it. Then you have chives all winter long, no need to defrost, just sprinkle them straight from the jar.
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