Egyptian Walking Onions
Walking onion plants are medium to large in size and produce underground, slender shallot-like bulbs, attached to above ground long leaf stalks with many round to ovoid bulbets, known as topsets. These multicolor baby onion bulbs and topsets are crisp and have a sharp, pungent and spicy flavor. Walking onions are best suited for both raw and cooked applications such as baking, roasting, and frying. The stalks, bulbs, and topsets are all edible and can be used in place of regular onions. The young leaves, shoots, and stalks can be used similarly to scallions in soups, stews, omelets, stir-fries, or as a finishing herb. The small size of the topsets make them ideal for pickling and can be served with chicken breasts. They can also be roasted whole, drizzled with oil and salt, and roasted in their skin to seal in natural sugars.