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Old 05-08-2006, 05:52 AM   #1
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Vidalia Onions?

Are vidalia onion induction-friendly for Atkins??? Anyone have good recipes for them if they are?
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Old 05-08-2006, 08:18 AM   #2
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From my experience onions in general are best left until after induction and then used sparingly afterwards.
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Old 05-08-2006, 08:25 AM   #3
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Onions in general are really not in induction and especially vidalia onions. They are sweeter and have more carbs than the red, regular yellow, or white onions. When I make onion soup even though the recipe calls for a sweet onion I get a regular yellow onion to cut some of the carbs.
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Onions are allowed, in limited amounts, on Induction... you're better off for the carb count to sub either green onions or yellow (non-sweet) onions if/when you use them, though.

Vidalias, and other sweet onions, have more sugar content, which translates to the higher carbs.
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Old 05-08-2006, 10:17 AM   #5
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Just last week a friend and I were discussing Vidalia and other sweet onions vs. regular yellow onions so I looked them up on the USDA site and also a Vidalia onion site. Believe it or not, sweet onions are actually lower in carbs than regular onions! I was very surprised. 100 grams of regular onion has about 9 net carbs and 100 grams of sweet onion has 7 net carbs. I don't remember the exact numbers from the Vidalia onion site now, but it was somewhere in between the two. Here are the numbers from the USDA site:

100g Onion:
10.11 carbs
1.4g fiber

100g Sweet Onion:
7.55 carbs
.9 fiber
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Well... guess that answers that! Heck - have those Vidalias! Interesting. Goes against nature, but interesting!
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Old 05-08-2006, 04:52 PM   #7
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Mmmmm we got lots of great Vidalias here in Georgia right now. I cooked a piece of one on the Formen grill to go with my hamburger patty and lowcarb barbque sauce. Delicious!!
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I just put some on the grill with my hamburger pattie smelling good.Kinda teared me up though
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I just ordered some Vidalia's from an online site. It will be my first time to try an actual sweet onion. Oh, they claim they are sweet onions here in South Texas, but I have yet to find one that is even close. Most of those sweet #1051's just make me cry every time I cut one up. But oh, how I love me some onions, esp. on hamburgers. Nice to know the Vidalia's are lower carb being sweet and all.
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Old 05-09-2006, 08:20 AM   #10
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Thanks for the info LindaSue. We're not on induction but I've tried to use onions sparingsly subbing scallions alot. But we love Vidalia onions and there is no substitute. Just bought a sack of them.

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Old 05-10-2006, 09:39 AM   #11
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I deep fry my sweet onions in a CARBQUICK mixture. I kinda mix it different each time. Used Carbquick, egg, half & half for the liquid. Once added some splenda and garlic powder.
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Old 05-12-2006, 05:55 AM   #12
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farley, that sounds delicious!
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Old 05-12-2006, 07:16 AM   #13
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They really were. Talking about them has made me crave some. I will have to do some up this weekend!!!
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