Vidalia is a town in Georgia that used to have the monopoly on a variety of large, sweet onions. Word spread about these Vidalia onions. Some smartypantses figured out how to grow them in other parts, but they still call them Vidalia. Frankly, I am not going to caterwaul against this piracy. As long as the Vidalias not from Vidalia are just as good as the ones that are from Vidalia, I will be happy to make superb onion rings with them. This is the recipe worth attempting, if you are ever going to overcome your fear of frying.