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(EatingWell)   Grocery store expert reveals difference between white onions and yellow onions, which should be used where, and which are best to hang from your belt   (eatingwell.com) divider line
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1122 clicks; posted to Food » on 29 Oct 2022 at 7:15 AM (12 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-10-28 11:38:03 PM  
That was interesting.  I've more or less been using them interchangeably.
 
2022-10-28 11:53:25 PM  
Walla Walla sweets ftw (the onion, not the baseball team).
 
2022-10-29 12:56:44 AM  
Red onions are the Jeep (GP) of the onion world. They work in EVERYTHING. Stupid article all but ignored them.

/more for me
 
2022-10-29 1:12:02 AM  
White onions: Mexican food, especially when used raw
Yellow onions: Everything else

Unless you're out of one, in which case use the other.
 
2022-10-29 7:03:53 AM  
no love for green onions
 
2022-10-29 7:22:01 AM  
Blue onions are for blending into smoothies.

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2022-10-29 7:36:51 AM  

felching pen: Walla Walla sweets ftw (the onion, not the baseball team).


Not even mentioning sweet onions was a huge FAIL.  Walla Walla and Texas 1015 are the two we see around here.
 
2022-10-29 8:18:34 AM  

goodluckwiththat: no love for green onions


Booker T. & The MG's - Green Onions (Official Audio)
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2022-10-29 8:55:58 AM  
Anybody that cooks knows the difference between yellow and white onions.  I prefer to cook with yellow ones, but they're hard to find around here.  The 99 cent store usually has a bag for a buck, but my local megamart only has white and red ones.
 
2022-10-29 9:01:25 AM  

TwowheelinTim: Red onions are the Jeep (GP) of the onion world. They work in EVERYTHING. Stupid article all but ignored them.

/more for me


We always have a jar of pickled red onions in the fridge. Basically just sliced red onions, vinegar and a little sugar. Salads, sandwiches, wraps, burgers can all use a bit.
 
2022-10-29 10:07:19 AM  
Cipollini onions (red & yellow) are great to grow in a small garden, or even in a container.
They seem to really thrive when they're planted close together.
 
2022-10-29 10:11:44 AM  

felching pen: Walla Walla sweets ftw (the onion, not the baseball team).


Walla Walla's are the same variety as Vidalias, but slightly less sweet due to soil conditions. (Same for Texas Sweets).

I tend to use Vidalias for almost everything since I live in Georgia. But if you need good onion flavor in your sauce or gravy, you can't beat caramelized yellows.
 
2022-10-29 10:27:16 AM  

Cyberluddite: White onions: Mexican food, especially when used raw
Yellow onions: Everything else

Unless you're out of one, in which case use the other.


Purdy much. Although I like to finely mince a shallot for stuff like guac or pico. But always white for beans and salsas--you need that extra bite.

Also I'll add that red is damn near mandatory for a lot of southern US dishes, both cooked and raw. Hell, my grandparents had a since of red onion, a slice of tomato, and a slice of buttered bread, with every single dinner.
 
2022-10-29 10:28:48 AM  
dinner supper.

FTFM
 
2022-10-29 10:36:43 AM  

Snotnose: Anybody that cooks knows the difference between yellow and white onions.  I prefer to cook with yellow ones, but they're hard to find around here.  The 99 cent store usually has a bag for a buck, but my local megamart only has white and red ones.


Where could you possibly live that still has 99 cent stores? Even dollar tree is now buck-n-quarter bush.....
 
2022-10-29 10:40:11 AM  
That was a lot of words to say yellow? Cooking. White? Fresh condiment or ingredient.
 
2022-10-29 10:50:25 AM  
Why everything has to be about color bro?
/Sautéed yellow onions are superior
 
2022-10-29 10:53:51 AM  

drjekel_mrhyde: Why everything has to be about color bro?
/Sautéed yellow onions are superior


Heh. Caramelized too. It seems people should caramelize sweet onions, but yellows actually work better.....
 
2022-10-29 11:21:24 AM  
Fails for nit mentioning red onions and shallots. 😁

But seriously.  If I'm cooking, I'm increasingly using shallots.  They just taste better.
 
2022-10-29 11:28:14 AM  

drjekel_mrhyde: Why everything has to be about color bro?
/Sautéed yellow onions are superior


welcome to Fark.
also, Ron DeSantis sucks
 
2022-10-29 11:28:50 AM  

luna1580: Snotnose: Anybody that cooks knows the difference between yellow and white onions.  I prefer to cook with yellow ones, but they're hard to find around here.  The 99 cent store usually has a bag for a buck, but my local megamart only has white and red ones.

Where could you possibly live that still has 99 cent stores? Even dollar tree is now buck-n-quarter bush.....


Yeah, they need to rename themselves to "Guess how much this costs" because everything is over 99 cents, all at different prices, and usually no idea what that price is.
 
2022-10-29 12:52:24 PM  
Apparently none of you kept reading the article. Red onions are mentioned.
 
2022-10-29 1:03:42 PM  

goodluckwiththat: no love for green onions


Most folks call 'em green onions, but they're really scallions.
 
2022-10-29 1:12:32 PM  

Kris_Romm: But seriously.  If I'm cooking, I'm increasingly using shallots.  They just taste better.


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Onions are shallots for poor people.
 
2022-10-29 1:16:19 PM  

Gough: Texas 1015


Interesting, never heard of those.  Are they different from, say, Vidalia sweet onions, or is it just one of those B.S trademark names.  You know, "Onions on that side of the road can be called Vidalia but don't try it on this side of the road or we'll sue you"
 
2022-10-29 1:18:15 PM  

Kris_Romm: Fails for nit mentioning red onions and shallots. 😁

But seriously.  If I'm cooking, I'm increasingly using shallots.  They just taste better.


They did mention shallots, but not nearly enough.  I don't think of shallots as just onions.  I think of them as kind of onions, kind of garlic, and definitely French.
 
2022-10-29 1:41:43 PM  

hlehmann: Gough: Texas 1015

Interesting, never heard of those.  Are they different from, say, Vidalia sweet onions, or is it just one of those B.S trademark names.  You know, "Onions on that side of the road can be called Vidalia but don't try it on this side of the road or we'll sue you"


Almost. They have to be grown in one of 20 counties in SE Georgia. The ones on the other side of I-75 don't count.
 
2022-10-29 2:40:34 PM  

natazha: TwowheelinTim: Red onions are the Jeep (GP) of the onion world. They work in EVERYTHING. Stupid article all but ignored them.

/more for me

We always have a jar of pickled red onions in the fridge. Basically just sliced red onions, vinegar and a little sugar. Salads, sandwiches, wraps, burgers can all use a bit.


I have never encountered such a delicacy. I will investigate. Thank you.


Kitty2.0: Apparently none of you kept reading the article. Red onions are mentioned.


Apparently I did. And I did make exception in my comment too: "all but ignored"
 
2022-10-29 2:51:42 PM  

Another Government Employee: hlehmann: Gough: Texas 1015

Interesting, never heard of those.  Are they different from, say, Vidalia sweet onions, or is it just one of those B.S trademark names.  You know, "Onions on that side of the road can be called Vidalia but don't try it on this side of the road or we'll sue you"

Almost. They have to be grown in one of 20 counties in SE Georgia. The ones on the other side of I-75 don't count are just sparkling Allia.

 
2022-10-29 3:47:29 PM  
So my sub with a legitimately useful article on how to stretch a buck with 75 leftover soup recipes gets redded and this gets green'd?

farking eat me.
 
2022-10-29 3:53:36 PM  

NINEv2: farking eat me.


You're not an onion.  I can tell.
 
2022-10-29 4:04:20 PM  
Yellow:
- French onion soup
- Chinese and Indian food
- Anything sauteed or grilled
- Basic cooking stuff

White:
- Pico de gallo
- Guacamole
- Lengua o cabeza tacos

Red:
- Pickled
- Greek salads
- This one thing that I do with squid and OMG it's good
- Roasted or grilled

Green:
- Also pico de gallo but different
- Scallion oil
- Cheap ramen with eggs and sour cream
- On top of all the things
- Cut longways in stir fry

Shallot:
- Crispy-fried
- Also scallion oil
- Mignonette (sp?)
- Bearnaise
- Thai/SE Asian stuff
 
2022-10-29 4:07:00 PM  
Here is the squid thing. Give me a second to type out what is happening here.

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2022-10-29 4:10:56 PM  
Squid, cut into rings and arms, blanched for a minute or two in salted water, then directly into ice water bath.

Red onion
Red bell pepper
Capers and some juice
Parsley
Lemon juice
Olive oil
S&P
Maybe some red wine vinegar if the flavors aren't working.
 
2022-10-29 4:11:15 PM  
Also red onions go in the curried lentil salad with capers and currants.  UNF.
 
2022-10-29 4:22:14 PM  

NINEv2: So my sub with a legitimately useful article on how to stretch a buck with 75 leftover soup recipes gets redded and this gets green'd?

farking eat me.


You should have said something about Claire or Mayo in the headline.

Seriously though, I've submitted stuff to food a few times that I thought was actually interesting or useful and they were insta-red. I basically stopped trying. But then he'll beg in the news letter for more submissions to certain tabs, including this one.

I mean, there were only three yesterday and so far only two today. So yeah...
 
2022-10-29 4:39:44 PM  
I grow Walla Walla sweet onions, so that's what I use for everything. When they run out I have enough leeks in the garden bed to last a few more months. It'll be a while before I need to buy onions.
 
2022-10-29 4:46:35 PM  
Oh I forgot to do leeks.

- Potato leek soup
- Quiche
- Grilled

Is that all? I thought I had more things that I do with leeks. I bet they'd make great tempura.

Also sometimes you get those big scallions at the Farmers Market and those things are magnificent on the grill.  Get 'em all scorchy and grill-marked.

On the topic of alliums, one of the best things I've ever had was a creamy garlic artichoke soup. I don't know how to make it but maybe that should be a goal for this winter.
 
2022-10-29 5:13:07 PM  

CivilizedTiger: goodluckwiththat: no love for green onions

Most folks call 'em green onions, but they're really scallions.


Scallions get a bad rap.
 
2022-10-29 5:20:37 PM  

Another Government Employee: felching pen: Walla Walla sweets ftw (the onion, not the baseball team).

Walla Walla's are the same variety as Vidalias, but slightly less sweet due to soil conditions. (Same for Texas Sweets).

I tend to use Vidalias for almost everything since I live in Georgia. But if you need good onion flavor in your sauce or gravy, you can't beat caramelized yellows.


There are also Maui sweet onions, but obviously they're not as widely distributed.

Red onions caramelize nicely as well, and are awesome as a topping on burgers, pizza, and everything including the kitchen sink.
 
2022-10-29 5:25:37 PM  

cyberspacedout: Another Government Employee: felching pen: Walla Walla sweets ftw (the onion, not the baseball team).

Walla Walla's are the same variety as Vidalias, but slightly less sweet due to soil conditions. (Same for Texas Sweets).

I tend to use Vidalias for almost everything since I live in Georgia. But if you need good onion flavor in your sauce or gravy, you can't beat caramelized yellows.

There are also Maui sweet onions, but obviously they're not as widely distributed.

Red onions caramelize nicely as well, and are awesome as a topping on burgers, pizza, and everything including the kitchen sink.


After I posted the picture of the squid salad, I realized that in the background there's a plate of carpaccio with mandolined red onions on top.

I like to slice them extra thin and give them a few minutes to chill out in water or vinegar/salt/sugar.
 
2022-10-29 5:28:51 PM  

cyberspacedout: CivilizedTiger: goodluckwiththat: no love for green onions

Most folks call 'em green onions, but they're really scallions.

Scallions get a bad rap.


which is a shame, because scallions rule!
 
2022-10-29 5:30:05 PM  

abhorrent1: NINEv2: So my sub with a legitimately useful article on how to stretch a buck with 75 leftover soup recipes gets redded and this gets green'd?

farking eat me.

You should have said something about Claire or Mayo in the headline.

Seriously though, I've submitted stuff to food a few times that I thought was actually interesting or useful and they were insta-red. I basically stopped trying. But then he'll beg in the news letter for more submissions to certain tabs, including this one.

I mean, there were only three yesterday and so far only two today. So yeah...


But don't dare remind anyone of that when we get our annual "I haz no monies please gib" fark bullshiat.
 
2022-10-29 5:43:42 PM  

NINEv2: abhorrent1: NINEv2: So my sub with a legitimately useful article on how to stretch a buck with 75 leftover soup recipes gets redded and this gets green'd?

farking eat me.

You should have said something about Claire or Mayo in the headline.

Seriously though, I've submitted stuff to food a few times that I thought was actually interesting or useful and they were insta-red. I basically stopped trying. But then he'll beg in the news letter for more submissions to certain tabs, including this one.

I mean, there were only three yesterday and so far only two today. So yeah...

But don't dare remind anyone of that when we get our annual "I haz no monies please gib" fark bullshiat.


Yeah, well...

9v2 already knows my opinions and reasoning behind ceasing all submissions (including the Monday discussion threads).

At this point, I'm begrudgingly here to talk at some folks I can't contact otherwise.
 
2022-10-29 5:46:50 PM  

NINEv2: So my sub with a legitimately useful article on how to stretch a buck with 75 leftover soup recipes gets redded and this gets green'd?

farking eat me.


Please...

You know the modmins have a hard on for you
 
2022-10-29 5:49:07 PM  
I love all the alliums. I don't discriminate.

Also, less importantly, what the heck is a 'grocery store expert'?
 
2022-10-29 5:52:49 PM  

Needlessly Complicated: I love all the alliums. I don't discriminate.

Also, less importantly, what the heck is a 'grocery store expert'?


much like an Internet Tough Guy, but cooks.
 
2022-10-29 5:57:28 PM  

goodluckwiththat: Needlessly Complicated: I love all the alliums. I don't discriminate.

Also, less importantly, what the heck is a 'grocery store expert'?

much like an Internet Tough Guy, but cooks.


I'm an ITG who cooks.

/fight me
//then enjoy this delightful carpaccio
///profit
 
2022-10-29 6:10:50 PM  
Which is best for Cajun and Creole cooking, especially for Trinity?
 
2022-10-29 6:24:26 PM  

rosekolodny: goodluckwiththat: Needlessly Complicated: I love all the alliums. I don't discriminate.

Also, less importantly, what the heck is a 'grocery store expert'?

much like an Internet Tough Guy, but cooks.

I'm an ITG who cooks.

/fight me
//then enjoy this delightful carpaccio
///profit


I never said it was a bad thing.
/You are not bad, just different.
//that may have been in a Willie Nelson song
 
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