White strawberries… What do you think? They look wrong, right?
For years I’ve resisted buying these strawberries, because who would want to eat white strawberries… They look downright wrong to me… Like they’re unripe… Most likely sour… So I thought.
Until I bit into one. Guess what?! They’re actually sweeter than their luscious-looking red counterparts. Who would have thought?
It goes to show you need to be open-minded when it comes to anything new or unusual. I’m not sure how new these white strawberries are, actually. I’ve seen them around for several years now. But I was never interested in them before because let’s face it, they’re not as attractive as the red ones.
Now that I know they taste good, however, I’m going to see if I can grow them myself. They’re pretty hard to find; I only see them at specialty markets occasionally.
I will shock the husband on Valentine’s Day by serving Red Velvet Shortcake with White Strawberries, shh…
And Now, It’s Time for Features
“Oh, how pretty is this cake?! See what I mean, red strawberries are just prettier. I wonder how this cake would look made with white strawberries… hmm… Should I give it a try?!” — Angie
“This is right up my alley… noodles… kimchi… yum! As long as the kimchi is not too, too spicy. I’ll still eat it, though. Just make sure there’s a box of tissue and a big glass of milk.” — Angie
“This is seriously mouthwatering! The caramelized onion, melty Swiss cheese, thousand island dressing, and seasoned ground beef in a sandwich – I mean, it’s difficult to resist!” — Jhuls
“Good old Mu Shu… I haven’t had it in… like forever! It’s time to get reacquainted. And this easy recipe is the ticket!” — Angie
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Hi, Angie; I grew those white strawberries once, and they were very good and tasty the first year, but did not do well after that, and I just lost interest. I wanted to let you know that I tried your Clay Pot Fish recipe; I used bottled browning caramel (my go-to booster for vegetarian gravy) instead of the Vietnamese caramel, and made my own fish-less sauce because of my food allergies, and they worked great. Thank you for all the tips and for sharing the recipe, it was a big hit! Also thank you for hosting another wonderful fiesta; I am sharing #4 Chia – More than Pets. Have a great weekend!
So glad to hear you enjoyed the Claypot Fish recipe, Irene. Which reminds me I should make it this week for our weekly fish dinner. I remember my family really loved it, too. Speaking of the white strawberries, I did actually order some roots a while back, but when they arrived they looked pitiful and I forgot to soak them in water so they didn’t have a chance to even sprout! I’d still like to give them another try, though. Just need to find a reliable source.
Miz Helen says
Thanks so much for the party and have a great week!
You’re welcome. Have a fabulous week!
Kate - Gluten Free Alchemist says
Interesting… I think the white strawberries look beautiful. I have never actually tasted one though… I will definitely be hunting them down this year xx
They’re starting to grow on me actually. I wonder if anyone has ever thought of hybridizing red and white strawberries to create pink ones. Wouldn’t that be so pretty?
Kay Little says
Thank you so much for featuring my Strawberry Cake. I think you should give the white strawberries a try. I think I going to. I’m intrigued how they taste.
You’re welcome. These white strawberries taste less acidic than the red ones. But I’ve also had regular red strawberries that are outstanding. I think it’s nice to have varieties, though.
Tea With Jennifer says
You’re right Angie they don’t like right!
We grow strawberries here at home organically & it’s a fight to get them before the Slater’s do!
There is also a pineapple berry that looks similar to a raspberry but is white & tastes like pineapple!
I have strawberries in my garden, too, and I’d be lucky if I can get a handful. Over here I have to fight the birds. The pineapple berries sound to die for! I’ll be looking out for them!
Helen at the Lazy Gastronome says
Thanks for hosting a great party. I have never heard of white strawberries!! And thank you for featuring my Mu Shu Pork! I’m so honored. Have a fabulous weekend.
Apparently they’re pretty rare. Kinda expensive, too, compared to the red ones, but I just had to give them a try. The mu shu pork looks so good!!
Thank you for the inspiring ideas and recipes – GREAT party as always. I brought END OF WEEK CHICKEN, TEX MEX BLT’S and SEX ON A STICK. I hope you have a WONDERFUL weekend.
They all sound tantalizing, especially that sex on a stick! What a catchy name, lol.