AU onion variety options for a "Bloomin"?

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AU onion variety options for a "Bloomin"?

Post by Card Shark » Wed Jul 25, 2012 5:33 pm

Apparently there are not many Vidalia grown outside of Georgia USA... Was hoping perhaps somebody had found a local large sweet onion variety to potentially use in a Bloomin and beyond?

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Re: AU onion variety options for a "Bloomin"?

Post by urbangriller » Wed Jul 25, 2012 7:38 pm

Hey Shark.

I've never found anything that measures up, but I've had some success whtj the odd massive red onion.

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Post by Card Shark » Wed Jul 25, 2012 8:05 pm

Thanks Chris, have never tried the larger reds but will do so. Gatton is an hour or so up the road and im sure I have seen something like a large vidalia up there. Perhaps they were moonrocks camdira... Will keep an eye out. Cheers! CS

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Post by camdira » Wed Jul 25, 2012 8:09 pm

Will be interested to know if they are any good, and available in Melbourne. By the way, what is the recipe for what is in the photo? It looks fantastic!

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Post by Card Shark » Thu Jul 26, 2012 9:14 am

That's not mine unfortunately camida. I bought one of the onion cutters back from the states and have yet to give it a go. Discovered the bloomin at the local outback steak house in Fort Lauderdale and have always wanted to have a go. I'm on the hunt for a good batter and dip recipe....

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Post by Jace » Thu Jul 26, 2012 10:02 am

These are also known as the "awesome blossom" or "Texas tumbleweed". May help with your search.

If you have luck sourcing the onions, would love to hear about it! Bloody fantastic way to eat onion :D
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Post by Smokey » Wed Oct 03, 2012 8:28 pm

Sharky, Just so happens I spotted a fruit shop on machinery drive selling large sacks of onions the size of big grape fruits. I should have picked up a bag. I dont know if they are sweet or hot.
I might pick up a sack tomorrow just to find out. If they are sweet you can spot me half as there is way more than I can use in one bag (I guess 10-15 kg Maybe 20)
Regardless, They are big enough to make that flower dish
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Post by Card Shark » Wed Oct 03, 2012 9:08 pm

Sounds like a deal Mick. Cheers!

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Post by Smokey » Sat Oct 06, 2012 12:02 am

Bloom and beyond this Sharky,
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Its a 20 KG sack @ .85c a kg so hardly worth worrying about as far as dollars go.
The lovely walked into that pantry and said WTF :shock: , I said dont worry dear, Im donating sacks of onions to Santa for all the naughty boys out there,,, And guess what Sharky, Santas gunna drop a sack at your place :lol:
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Post by Card Shark » Sat Oct 06, 2012 8:20 pm

You are indeed a gentleman Mick, thank you sir! Now to find a few different Bloomin recipes to experiment with.

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AU onion variety options for a "Bloomin"?

Post by DaveW » Thu Nov 08, 2012 7:47 pm

How'd you go with this lads - I want to give it a crack!
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Re: AU onion variety options for a "Bloomin"?

Post by Card Shark » Tue Dec 18, 2012 10:23 am

They went well, thanks again for those smokey. Not sure what actual variety they were but very close to a vidalia.


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