Vidalia onions are a unique species of onion that is grown only in Toombs County, GA and several other counties in southern Georgia. Vidalia onions are used in many different types of dishes including fried onion rings. What makes these onions different from other types of onions is the lighter and almost sweet taste of the onions.
Most types of onions are hot, sharp and pungent. Vidalia onions are mild and sweet. That makes them ideal for cooking because many people who cannot tolerate other types of onions can eat Vidalia onions. These onions provide great flavor without overpowering other flavors in a dish. Vidalia onions are also unique because of their history.