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Old 02-15-2008, 11:00 AM   #1
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Do you have an onion preference?

I like the Vidalia sweet onion the most, followed by the red onion, tho I do use other onions too.


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Old 02-15-2008, 11:15 AM   #2
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I use mostly yellow onions. Also a lot of scallions and shallots. Occasionally some leeks and chives. I use red onions in salads - green and potato. In the summer I grill vidalias.

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Old 02-15-2008, 11:23 AM   #3
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It depends on what I'm making. I like sweet onions, red onions, scallions. If I could find them easily, I would use Maui onions!
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Old 02-15-2008, 11:26 AM   #4
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It depends on my mood/recipe. I always have shallots, red onions, yellow onions, green onions/scallions on hand. When I can get them for a good price, I buy leeks and freeze them whole for soups, quiche, etc.
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Old 02-15-2008, 11:27 AM   #5
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Mmmm onions...

I don't discriminate when it comes to onions! I do have a favorite, though: Red. I'm eating one right now on my Cajun Turkey sandwich. Who cares about my breath at work?
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Old 02-15-2008, 11:54 AM   #6
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My favourite is red, followed by spring and then ordinary white onions
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Old 02-15-2008, 11:57 AM   #7
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Yellow storage onions is what I tend to buy, but it really depends on what I am cooking.

For raw application, I like red or green onions. For cooking, I like yellow or white.
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Old 02-15-2008, 12:01 PM   #8
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Definitely the sweets; Vidalias, Mayans, the one that has just numbers on it, but looks like the other two. I'm not a big raw onon eater, so these work well on my salads, too.
I buy a bag of the small yellow onions if I am doing a roast so I can leave them whole.
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Old 02-15-2008, 12:21 PM   #9
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I agree that it depends on what I'm making. I try to keep several varieties of onion (along with shallots) in my pantry at all times.

Regular yellow onions are used most. Sweet onions like Vidalias are used when onions predominate in a recipe, since husband isn't a strong onion fan. I also enjoy them raw on tacos, enchiladas, burgers, etc. Same goes for red onions - great raw on burgers or sauteed into my Kale/Feta/Pasta dish. Shallots I use all over the place.

So most of the time I have a sack of regular yellow onions, some Vidalias, some reds, shallots, scallions (& tons of garlic) on hand at all times. Can you tell that I love alliums?
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Old 02-15-2008, 01:25 PM   #10
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When available...Vidalia, Texas 1015, Walla Walla, Oso. The rest of the time plain yellow onions. Sometimes a sweet red. Green onions always!

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