Use The Right Onion

Use The Right Onion
Use The Right Onion

Proper onion usage = better cooking results

Choosing the right onion to bring out the right zing of sweetness to a dish for extra flavoring can be complicated if you don’t know much about onions.

Making a spicy salsa or beer-battered onion rings won’t turn out right by choosing the wrong onion.

Fortunately for you, it’ll only take you a moment to find out which onions work best in each type of food.

Here’s what you need to know about using the right onion to make a dish turn out as you’d hoped.

Sweet Onion

Sweet Onion

One of the most common onions that people cook with is the sweet onion. It’s larger in size, and do in fact have a sweeter taste to them.

Different types of sweet onions that you may find at the store include Walla, Vidalia, and Maui. Sweet onions can be used to make a delicious onion ring, with the right crispy batter.

They also taste great with roasted vegetables and can whip up a fantastic onion gratin.   

Red Onion

Red Onion
Red Onion

Red onions are not as ideal when they’re cooked because they lose a lot of flavors.

It’s best to use them when they’re raw. They’re a delicious burger and sandwich topper and also great in guacamole.

Have you ever tried pickled onions? Red onions are the best onion to use for this.

White Onion

White Onion
White Onion

Another one of the most popular onions, the white onion is crunchy, with a sharp zing to it.

This is another onion that can be enjoyed raw. Thinly slicing them, they add the flavor that’s missing to a salad.

Many people enjoy using white onions for making salsas, pico de gallo, as well as chutneys.

If you’re planning on making a stir-fry, white onions should be your go-to onion. 

Yellow Onion

Yellow Onion
Yellow Onion

If you’re looking for the best cooking onion out there, yellow onions are your number one choice.

They are a slightly sweet onion, that will only get sweeter the longer you cook them.

They taste wonderful in meat roasts, braised meats, soups, stews, and many other recipes that call for onion.

Shallot

Shallot
Shallot

Then you have the shallots. Unlike a normal onion, shallots grow in clusters, just like garlic does. It has a more subtle, milder taste, yet sweeter than regular onions.

They can be used in garnish, egg casseroles, and even put in vinaigrettes. These are the most common onions that people use to add flavor to their favorite dishes, salads, and burgers.

What are you planning on making that requires a particular onion? Which of these onions is your favorite to cook with, and what dish do you make with it?

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