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Old 12-01-2004, 10:06 PM   #1
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I've been cooking and using large beautiful WHITE onions for the past few months. 99 cents a pound, if I buy 3 they last for the week. What kind of onions do you use in your cooking?

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i'm fond of vidalias
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Old 12-01-2004, 10:46 PM   #3
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I like the white onions. I think they are sweeter.
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Old 12-02-2004, 04:09 AM   #4
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In the UK, our onions are fairly generic - ie brown onions or white onions (no names), sometimes the white ones are called Spanish onions (their country of origin), they are milder than the British brown skinned onions and are 'kinder' to the digestion when used in salads or salsas etc 8)

Personally, I use shallots and leeks as often as onions 8)
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Old 12-02-2004, 08:52 AM   #5
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Can anyone detect a distinct flavor difference in RAW WHITE and RAW YELLOW? I can't, but those are my taste buds.
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I like Vidalias or Texas Sweet for eating raw, and I also like red onions for the color in salads.

I like yellow or white onions for cooking.
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Old 12-02-2004, 12:15 PM   #7
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Grew up in India cooking with shallots (larger than the ones you get here). They were mild, sweet and had great texture.

I now use either white or yellow. I like the sweet onions as well so Vidalias (since I lived in Georgia for a lot of years) would be my first preference followed by Mauii. I like to shop at local farmer markets so I can pick up whatever looks fresh and good. I avoid getting onions and other vegetables from the larger grocery chains as much as I can.
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Can anyone detect a distinct flavor difference in RAW WHITE and RAW YELLOW? I can't, but those are my taste buds.
I find the yellow [other than the sweet varieties] to be stronger than the white.
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Old 12-02-2004, 12:24 PM   #9
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I think whites are just a bit sharper than regular yellow onions.

I usually use yellow in cooking, red for salads. Sometimes white if the yellows don't seem good. My store has ceased, for some reason, selling loose yellows. They come in bags and almost always contain some that are already soft. GRRRRR.

I like vidalias in the summer in salads, too. But they are too sweet for my taste to sub them for yellows across the board in everything.
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Old 12-02-2004, 12:56 PM   #10
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I use whatever is on sale unless I'm using it raw, in which case I prefer to use Kula (Maui) Onions.
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