Knowing Your Onions, Aka Useful Info About Cooking And Preparation.

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  1. Jeff Tracy

    Jeff Tracy Well-Known Member
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    Greetings from Aeioungland.
    Onions contain fiber and folic acid, and B vitamins that help the body make healthy new cells. Onions are healthy whether they're raw or cooked, though raw onions have higher levels of organic sulfur compounds that provide many benefits.
    The enzymes in onions are attracted to moisture and can make you cry so have a small bowl of water between your chopping block and your body ... the enzymes will flock to the bowl of water and not many will bother to go the further distance to the film of moisture covering your eyes ...
    To peel the onion quickly top and tail it with a small sharp knife then make a shallow cut in the skin between the top and bottom ... then using your finger nails pick at the edge of that cut and peel away a thin layer of onion and pull it off taking the skin with it ...

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    http://www.vidaliaonion.org/about_us/history_13
    America’s Favorite Sweet Onion
    Welcome to the Official Home of Vidalia Onions, not just
    America’s Favorite Sweet Onion but the Pioneer of All Sweet Onions.

    In Georgia, we’re very proud of our famous seasonal treat. We’ve come a long way since the accidental discovery of the Vidalia onion variety in the 1930s. While still hand planted and hand harvested, you no longer have to travel to South Georgia each spring and summer to purchase this flavorful, mild onion.

    You can still Order Vidalias or Order Vidalia Products by mail, but now Georgia’s Official State Vegetable is available annually from late April through mid September in grocery stores across the country.

    Just remember, there’s a reason Vidalias are so sweet, and…

    If it says Vidalia, you know it’s the Original Sweet Onion only from Georgia
     
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    Onion, Red Creole
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    Pungent, spicy purple-red onion that's great for southern climes.

    A short-day, mid-sized onion especially suited for southern climes. Excellent for storing, the hard, thick, flattened pale red bulbs have pungent, spicy purple-red flesh.

    For alot of us Cajuns...this is our favorite onion. :)
     
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    Hey, @Jeff Tracy , I just figured out what Aeiougland means. LOL!

    My brother lives near Vidalia County, Ga. That's the only place on Earth that true Vidalia onions can be grown with the exception of parts of surrounding counties. They are incredibly sweet. He brings me some when he comes to visit. Some people prefer other more pungent onions.
     
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    We use onions in almost everything that we cook, either raw red onions (or the fresh green ones) in salads, or the white or yellow ones in soups and stews. Out west, we have Walls Walla Sweets, which are comparable to the Vidalia onions from Georgia. We mostly do not get the Walla Walla onions out here, since we are much closer to Georgia; but I do prefer the sweet onion when we can get those instead of the plain yellow ones.
    I can remember when the grocery stores had the 50 lb bags of onions and potatoes every fall, and people stocked up for the winter and put the bag in their cellar or other cool place.
    Now, even warehouse markets like Sam’s Club do not seem to have that large of bags, but they do have 10-20 lb. size ones, and sometimes, the large bags of carrots also.
     
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