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Amongst the largest types available these onions have a rich golden coloured skin. They tend to have a particularly sweet, mild flavour. Choose firm, blemish-free onions and avoid any that have green shoots.

How To Use Spanish Onion

Mild and sweet onions are often served raw in salads and are especially good with tomatoes, but can also be included in dishes where a mild onion flavour is required, such as stir fries, stews, salsas, omelettes, risottos or stuffings.

How To Prepare Spanish Onion

Cut a thin slice from the top of the onion. Peel the skin away and remove any soft outer layers. Hold the onion by the root and slice or cut in half and chop into even-sized pieces.

How To Cook Spanish Onion

Onions can be fried or steamed. To fry, heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a pan, add the prepared onion and cook for 5 - 10 minutes, stirring occasionally until tender. To steam, place whole, peeled onions or sliced onions in a steamer. Cook whole onions for 40 - 50 minutes and sliced onions for 15 - 20 minutes.

How To Store Spanish Onion

Keep in a cool, dry place for up to 1 month.

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