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Old 03-20-2017, 03:00 PM   #1
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Default Wild onions: Anybody else eat them?

Just wondering if I'm the only one that takes advantage of them when they come up in the spring. If I get enough, I freeze what I can't use right away.
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Old 03-20-2017, 03:17 PM   #2
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Picked em fresh in Alaska on the riverbank and ate them with fresh killed caribou. Had fresh picked blueberries for dessert. Killer meal. Onions made the meal.
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Old 03-20-2017, 03:17 PM   #3
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I've cooked with them before.
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Old 03-20-2017, 03:19 PM   #4
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Picked em fresh in Alaska on the riverbank and ate them with fresh killed caribou. Had fresh picked blueberries for dessert. Killer meal. Onions made the meal.
That sounds amazing!
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Old 03-20-2017, 03:20 PM   #5
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I grow them (wild onions)
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Old 03-20-2017, 04:38 PM   #6
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Just finished digging these up and washing them off. What doesn't get consumed over the next couple days will either be frozen or dried and chopped. The chives will be frozen and saved for various dishes.

Fish are bite-n. And there's hogs to be kilt. Gotta go!
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Old 03-20-2017, 10:26 PM   #7
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Rocky thought he was getting wild onions but it was actually some plant called "crow poison". Said he wished he would die a couple of days just to get some relief, said he had never been that sick

Kind of broke me of wanting to try any "wild onions"
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Old 03-20-2017, 10:36 PM   #8
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The flat along the river behind the house is covered in them. I dig them all year here.
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I see how you are now, you talk about how good they are while we're cooking fish and then go home and pick a mess. You need to pick em before Bownanza next year and bring some with you!
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Great to cook with and a mild substitute for garlic.
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Old 03-21-2017, 08:05 AM   #11
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Rocky thought he was getting wild onions but it was actually some plant called "crow poison". Said he wished he would die a couple of days just to get some relief, said he had never been that sick

Kind of broke me of wanting to try any "wild onions"
I've heard about that stuff. I think I'll stick to HEB onions for now.
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Old 03-21-2017, 08:14 AM   #12
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Ok guys it's reaaaaallllly easy to identify wild onion. You pick it, then smell it. If it smells like onion, then it's safe. Crow Poison does not smell like onion even though it looks similar. True for any onion or garlic variant. The truth is in the smell.
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Old 03-21-2017, 08:30 AM   #13
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Thank you Kevin!


Tmag, maybe next year if they are up in time.
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Old 03-21-2017, 09:04 AM   #14
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Wild Onion - Smells like onion

Crows Poisen - Does not smell like onion

Wild Onion 101
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Old 03-21-2017, 10:47 AM   #15
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If at any point you guys are in east Texas you are welcome to come by my house and pick them to your hearts content.... Right now when I mow my yard the onions are so bad that my eyes start burning and I have to take a break... Dang things are almost as bad as OC...
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