When we lived in Bellevue my parents gave us some Egyptian Walking Onions. We really like them. When we lived in our rental for four years we managed to keep a few alive by growing them in pots. We recently made our first harvest of the onions in our new home.
The Man of the House planted them last year. They stayed in the planting bed over the winter and grew nice and big.
Here are some photos from 2007 of the crazy topknots these onions can get.
You can use walking onions in three different ways:
- eat the stalks – Use them as you would green onions or scallions.
- eat the bulblets – This is the topknot of the walking onion. Be sure to save some to replant.
- eat the bulb – The taste is strong, more like a red onion.