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Vidalia Onions

Jun 25, 2019

This trademarked sweet onion sports a nationwide appeal while sticking to its roots. They legally can only be grown in certain areas in Georgia.

Appearance & Flavor
Vidalias are medium to large-sized squatty onions, ranging in color from brown-gold to light yellow skin. They are crisp, tender, juicy, and sweet, with a thinner skin than regular onions. Their flavor and aroma aren't as strong, so you won't have to grab the tissue box while you're cutting them.

Ways to Enjoy
For your next spring get-together, try making this addicting dip. Do not use these in recipes that call for regular onions if you think you'll miss that traditional punch of onion flavor. Diverse applications include raw in salads, sandwiches, burgers, and as a garnish. You can also grill, fry, and sauté Vidalias.

Availability & Origin
Vidalia onions grow between April and June. In the late 1980s, legislation passed that the trademarked Vidalia onion could only be grown in 20 counties within Georgia, where it was discovered in the 1930s.

Storage
Whole with skin intact, store them at room temperature in a paper bag in a cool dark place for up to one week. When the bulbs have been taken out, they can be wrapped in paper towel in the crisper drawer for up to a month and a half. When prepared, store in an air-tight container in the fridge, you can get about three days of use from them.

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