Many times we just take whatever onions we see, buy it then cook it for our meals. But the thing is, there are quite a few types out there. If we can make use of those options, and use them accordingly, this slight change could level up your cooking game!
So let’s check out how we can use the right onions to make your food taste better!
RED ONION – THE RAW POWER
This guy is best for eating raw.
Best For: Salads, guacamole, pickled onions, burgers or sandwiches.
Pickled Onions @ Source
Burgers @ Source
WHITE ONION – IT WILL ZING YOU
The one with the most ‘zing’ and the crunchiest!
Best For: Stir fries, salsas and chutneys and other dishes that you want to get that strong onion flavor!
Stir fry onion with beef
YELLOW ONION – ALL ROUNDER
When in doubt, this is the onion you should pick up.
Best For: Soups, stews, dishes, sauces, meat roasts and braised meat.
French Onion Soup @ Source
Roast Pork with Apples & Onions
SWEET ONION – FRIED FRIENDS
You want some fried onion rings, this will be your buddy.
Best For: Onion rings, gratin and alongside roasted vegetables to give it a nice mildly sweet flavor.
Sweet Potato Onion Gratin
SHALLOT – MILD AND GENTLE
These little guys are for those who don’t enjoy that strong onion taste.
Best For: Vinaigrettes and garnishes in fried rice or other dishes so it doesn’t overpower the other flavors.
Classic Shallot Vinaigrette
Crispy fried shallots
GREEN ONION / SCALLIONS – GARNISH KING
The green leafy part is used for garnish and color in dishes.
Best For: Garnish for rice, soups and omelettes
Fried rice garnish
There you have it! A handy guide to types of onions and when it is best to use them! HAPPY COOKING!
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