Last October we planted pearl onions aka boiler onions. These are related to leeks and the bulb onion. Pearl white onions are sweeter than a yellow onion and milder than even a shallot. These onions have been used in dishes ranging from mid-20th-century American casserole dishes such as succotash to sweetly flavored onion relishes in Northern Indian cuisine. They say it takes up to two year to make the sufficiently sweet for sale. We planted ours last October and pulled them out now in July. They seemed ready to me.
I make pasta with shallots at least once a week. However these onions are so good, I can’t decide if I want to use the onions or shallots.
If you have not received your small basket of onions, be sure to stop by the garden for one.
Coming Saturday we will prepare a bed for just onions, shallots, & garlic. At The Wedge we would love to have these growing year round.