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A question about a recipe: Strawberry Ancho Salsa

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I have a question about the ingredient "spring or vidalia onions, finely chopped" on the recipe "Strawberry Ancho Salsa" from mollysmenu. what can be subsituted for vidalias? In what amount? thanks-

asked by marbrant about 4 years ago
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Sam is a trusted home cook.

added about 4 years ago

Any type of sweet onion like a Walla Walla, or Texas Sweet.
You should be able to find some type of sweet onion in a supermarket...they pretty much have some good storage techniques now. You can recognized sweet onions if they aren't labeled as such by a very thin almost tissue paper like skin, instead of the parchment paper skin on high sulfur onions.

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added about 4 years ago

I agree with Sam. Walla Walla, Maui etc. would be a fine substitute for Vidalia. But they are most surely labeled because it's a selling point at the market. They'll cost at least .50 cents per pound more than brown aka Spanish onions.