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What's Your Go-To Onion?

Onions are the ultimate aromatic and always in my larder. I add them to everything, from scrambled eggs to sautéed greens. But I confess to having allegiances. When a recipe doesn't call for a specific onion, I always use the yellow varieties; in my opinion, the golden-skinned beauties are softer, sweeter, and not as harsh as their red and white counterparts. What's your personal favorite?

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GummiBears GummiBears 6 years
Green and red for the win. Yellow is just blah to me.
gingirl gingirl 6 years
I'm totally with you, Katie! Nothing beats Spanish onions. But I do keep shallots on hand for when I'm making smaller portions or I just need a little bit of onion flavor. Only drawback to Spanish is how big they can be, what to do if you don't use it all, lol
tigr3bianca tigr3bianca 6 years
I love all onions but red is definitely better for Mexican foods. Yellow is my go to onion. Sometimes I'll use more than one kind in certain dishes.
amber512 amber512 6 years
C'mon no option for Walla Walla Sweets? ;) My tongue can't handle anything hotter than sweet onions. But sadly, it does not matter as I have to say no onions for me. I absolutely love the taste of onions (like seriously, LOVE), but if they are raw I get horrible heartburn and if they are cooked I get gas. Ugh.
fuzzles fuzzles 6 years
Yellow and green! Interesting story about the yellow variety. Decades back when the country was going through a horrific flu epidemic, my great grandmother had her family eat whole onions like they were apples. None fell ill. Probably because nobody could stand to be near them....but hey, it worked! :D
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 6 years
We buy the big bags of yellow onions from Costco. Just for the two of us...we eat a lot of onions! :)
bluebellknoll bluebellknoll 6 years
Yellow...followed closely by green onions and if I'm cooking Chinese food, white onions are the best!
limelindsey limelindsey 6 years
I basically will only use red onions in Mexican food - I think it's a better onion for guacamole and salsas. Otherwise, I think they are sooo bitter! Yellow onions are my fave, followed by green onions. I need to use shallots more, they seem interesting.
Katie-Sweeney Katie-Sweeney 6 years
I always use Spanish (yellow) onions! After that I like shallots and green onions.
onlysourcherry onlysourcherry 6 years
My boyfriend has a dogmatic allegiance to red onions. Even when a recipe calls for another type, if I ask him to pick up yellow he will get red! What a weirdo.
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