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Vidalia Onions

Vidalia® onions can be used in almost any recipe that calls for onions. However, unlike most onions, Vidalia® onions can be eaten raw without fear of watery eyes and a burning mouth. Many people enjoy them as a side dish for almost any meat or vegetable. One perennial favorite combination is with black-eyed peas, crowder peas or other field peas. Another favorite way is to slip a slice into a biscuit or along with a piece of cornbread. A toasted Vidalia® onion sandwich with mayonnaise and served with a glass of sweet milk or buttermilk is another simple suggestion. At cookouts, Vidalia® onions do double duty – sliced onto hamburgers and chopped onto hot dogs.


A survey of employees at the Georgia Department of Agriculture revealed even more alternatives for using Vidalias®.
Here are a few:

  • Marinated in soy sauce and olive oil and grilled
  • Baked in foil with butter or a bullion cube
  • Thinly sliced on a peanut butter sandwich
  • In salads
  • Microwaved with butter and a little salt and pepper
  • Cut up in vinegar with banana peppers and tomatoes
  • In baked beans
  • Marinated in Italian or balsamic dressing and grilled until slightly tender
  • In a sandwich with tomato
  • In hushpuppies
  • In tartar sauce
  • As onion rings
  • In casseroles

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