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What Part of a Green Onion Do You Cook With?

What Part of Green Onions Do You Use?

When an ingredient list calls for green onions (or scallions as they are also known), it often asks for the white parts only. However, I feel bad about tossing the majority of the vegetable away and almost always use the greens too. How about you?

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mcfolly mcfolly 7 years
I use the whole thing. I can't recall any recipes I've seen in a long time that called for only white/green parts. Yes there is a flavor difference, but I love onion flavor, so i just pop it all in.
GummiBears GummiBears 7 years
I paid good money for those onions so I am going to use all of it, maybe not in the same dish. But I will throw it in with my morning omelet.
fuzzles fuzzles 7 years
Every delicious little bit gets used. I love to cut the green parts with kitchen shears on the skinny diagonal. It makes for a very pretty and bright garnish to so many savory dishes.
Spectra Spectra 7 years
All of it...why waste any of it?
Soniabonya Soniabonya 7 years
i use whatever the recipe says and say what is not needed for another dish.
Liss1 Liss1 7 years
I just use the green part
Food Food 7 years
Whatever the recipe says. Sometimes I save the green tops, if I don't use them, for vegetable or chicken stock.
Dana18 Dana18 7 years
I love green onions. I use the whole thing. They are great for marinades and dressings. I just put some in my pineapple corn salsa.
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 7 years
If the recipe calls for a particular part, I'll use that part and save the rest for salads or something. But if it doesn't call for any specific part, I just use the whole thing.
limelindsey limelindsey 7 years
I use both parts. I like the green part a lot better but I don't discriminate!
tigr3bianca tigr3bianca 7 years
I use the whole thing, my boyfriend complains if I leave part of the green behind.
turtleshell turtleshell 7 years
I only use the green part. I love green onions!
Gdeeaz Gdeeaz 7 years
I don't use green onions often and when I do its usually just the green part.
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