Here are some of the benefits of growing egyptiion walking onions:
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. The bulbs can be chopped, sliced, or minced and cooked with vegetables, roasted meat, or brown rice, and they can be fried as a crunchy side dish. Walking onions pair well with quinoa, farro, brown rice, citrus, meats such as poultry, fish, beef, and pork, eggs, basil, thyme, parsley, artichoke, bell pepper, mushroom, broccoli, leeks, spinach, and garlic. The flowers can also be crumbled over salads, eggs, or mushrooms for added flavor. The bulbs will keep for a couple of months when stored in a cool, dry, and dark place.
Note: at dormant times of year there is naturally some goo, discoloration, winter damage, etc on the plants. This is normal and they will perk up and be beautiful in no time!