Anyone ever cooked using wild onions?

  1. I have a crapload of wild onions in my backyard, and i was wondering if anyone has ever used these things tomake a meal? How do they taste that way?
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  3. by   2ndCareerRN
    They should work just like any other onion. They "may" be a little more onion tasting. Use them like you would scallions, or if big enough, like regular onions.

    I had a lot in my yard in PA and they tasted fine. My only other experience with them was in a military training school where we got 1 rabbit and whatever else we could find to eat one night. The onions were not ripe, so they were very starchy. But when you haven't eaten for 5 days and only have the 1 rabbit for 35 people, you will eat just about anything.

    I would use them if they were in my back yard.

    bob
  4. by   jnette
    I'd definately be using the green tops cut up in salads, omelets, etc.... YUM.
  5. by   laughingfairy
    just be careful. Onions absorb lead from soil. If I remember correctly wild ones more so (smaller more concentrated?). Small children are the biggest concern.

    Never pick them from areas close to roads that have exsisted a while, rail road tracks, ditches etc. Absorb pollutants from run off and exhaust.

    Your own back yard should be fine unless your house had lead paint that may have flaked off into the soil. Chick weed also makes a very nice salad or steamed green veg.
  6. by   Havin' A Party!
    [QUOTE=LPN2Be2004]... have a crapload of wild onions in my backyard, and i was wondering if anyone has ever used these things tomake a meal?... [QUOTE]

    Got a bunch for you once you score a recipe.

    Lemme know!
  7. by   leslie :-D
    no but i've cooked with wild mushrooms...
  8. by   Rustyhammer
    They are really good in soups and stews.
    Try them with a good deer or elk stew. mmmm.
    -R
  9. by   thatldo
    Quote from Rustyhammer
    They are really good in soups and stews.
    Try them with a good deer or elk stew. mmmm.
    -R
    Stir fry in bacon grease (I know, bad, but mmmmm) add scramble eggs. That's how its done in Okla.
  10. by   Jay-Jay
    Do these look like regular onions, or do they have long, broad, floppy leaves, sort of like limp tulip leaves? If the latter, theyre what WE call wild garlic, and in the old days, you'd be sent home from school for eating them, because your breath would smell so strongly afterwards!

    I strongly suspect some kids did so on purpose! :chuckle
  11. by   JACALA_CL
    ONIONS, LONG GRAIN RICE, FRESH SAGE STUFF INTO QUAIL AND ROAST
    YUM YUM

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