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Wild Onions
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QH Mom    Posted 05-05-2003 at 15:18:29       [Reply]  [No Email]
OK I have no clue if these are edible or not..they are everywhere and they smell so great.
So can anything be done with these? Hate to keep mowing them down if they are usable..but hate to poison the hubby-if they are not.
You see,no one would ever believe it was an accident

TimV Leeks?    Posted 05-06-2003 at 07:03:34       [Reply]  [No Email]
A quick nomenclature question--are you refering to leeks? If so, they're edible and delicious, providing you can get by the smell, which is pungent to say the least! They're just coming into season here in NNY--a friend and I went leek picking last night, and filled 5 large bags. Fried some up with venison last night--makes a tasty supper!

QHMom    Posted 05-06-2003 at 04:29:06       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thanks guys-will try them for Sunday breakfast.

williamf    Posted 05-06-2003 at 06:18:47       [Reply]  [No Email]
You can use them anywhere you would use green onions. They're not quite as hot as the green part of tame green onions, but have a stronger onion flavor.

Redneck    Posted 05-06-2003 at 02:52:03       [Reply]  [No Email]
Wild garlic has round stems,wild onions have flat.

DeadCarp    Posted 05-05-2003 at 18:28:32       [Reply]  [No Email]
We have a few scattered wild onions around up here, and they're delicious! Suzn scrambles them with eggs and we're all set til the baby (cattail) corn is big enough :)

Maggie/TX    Posted 05-05-2003 at 18:02:26       [Reply]  [No Email]
If it really is wild onions, they are safe to eat. In fact, the Cherokee people have some kind of social event where they gather and eat wild onions cooked with eggs, according to a web page I found. The main thing is to make sure that is what it is, because there are some poisonous plants that look similiar to them. They say to dig up the bulb and see if it has a smell and is one single bulb. If so, it is an onion and is safe. If the bulb has no smell it may be something called Death Camus. Here are the links to what I found.

Maggie/TX ... the other link    Posted 05-05-2003 at 18:03:56       [Reply]  [No Email]
and the other link is...

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