Walla Walla Sweet Onions

I am sure that you remember that we visited this produce stand outside of Naches in mid August, and I impulsively bought a bag of Walla Walla Sweet onions.

produce stand 8/16

I have never successfully used a bag of these onions because they do not store very well and have always rotted before I could finish them.  But I was determined to make it through this bag.  It started on the same trip when I made Jumbalaya with them.

I did give some of them away on the trip, but this is the bag when we got home.

leftover bag of onions 8/23

I found the site 10 Ways to Enjoy Walla Walla Sweet Onions!  With this we grilled onions.

Grilled zucchini pizzas 8/23

I also made Southern-Style Green Beans from my Hometown Favorites cookbook.

With the leftover ham bone I made Slow Cooked with Ham Hock from the 10 Ways to Enjoy site.

Then we made Onion Cheesies, a recipe from my grandmother.

Onion Cheesies recipe

Onions Cheesies 8/30

I made Cheese and Onion Enchiladas.

I made Pico de Gallo using our tomatoes and peppers too.  This is what was leftover.

Pico de Gallo 9/5

I made Winter Root Refrigerator Pickles.  This also included our carrots, parsnips, beets and rutabaga.

I made Steak Fajitas with them,

I made Pork Carnitas last night for dinner.

Here is the very last onion.

I used it tonight making turkey pot pies with it.

So we did it!  Only a couple went bad.  I had them in the refrigerator initially, but it was too moist for them so we kept them on the back porch.  It was a warm and dry this late summer so they were happy there.  We also made a Traditional Yankee Pot Roast, Foolproof Crispy Onion Rings, French Onion Soup, and Grilled Pork Shish Kabobs with grilled onions.  These were all quite good, but I cannot find photos of them.

I enjoyed finding recipes to use them up.  So now it is kind of sad that I don’t need to try to find recipes for them.  But there is plenty in the garden to focus on using (squash, beans, parsnips) so I will switch my focus to these instead.  Thanks Walla Walla Sweets.  It was fun.

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