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Knowing how to cut green onions is important as they are a staple in many different recipes. Here are some simple instructions to make you a pro at cutting them in no time.
Green onions are great for so many dishes and for good reason. They have a mild, onion flavor that is perfect for adding to many dishes without overpowering them.
They’re great in fried rice, soups and salad or add to the top of a baked potato.
Sliced green onion also makes a great garnish for any dish you want to add a bit of flair to.
Did you know regrowing green onions is super easy to do? Once you’ve cut the green onion, take the white bulb you are left with and place into a mason jar or vase of water. Green onion tops will start growing quickly and you’ll be able to use those in your favorite dish as well.
The only equipment you need are a sharp knife and a cutting board.
How to Cut Green Onions
Make sure you don’t cut yourself when cutting these up. Keep a close eye on your hand that is holding the green onions, making sure to move that hand down the stems as you are cutting.
Step 1: Remove rubber bands if your green onions have it on them. Wash off your fresh green onions and place onto your cutting board.
Step 2: Using you non dominate hand, hold the green onion stems close together. If they are held loosely, you won’t get a sharp cut through the green onions, but instead you’ll find they kinda flip flop all over the place. With your knife in your dominate hand cut green onion ends off. Then, keep cutting through the green onion slices, making them the desired size.
Step 3: Keep moving your knife along the green tops and towards the white bulb portion. Once you reach the white section, stop.
You can use the sliced green onion you just cut in salads, soup, or whatever recipe you want to flavor.
Cutting Green Onions Using Scissors
Another way of cutting green onions is by using kitchen scissors.
If I don’t have a lot of green onions that I need to use in a recipe, this is very quick and very little clean up as you don’t need to use a cutting board.
Just take a handful or less of green onions and hold them in your non dominate hand. Use the scissors to cut small pieces off the end of the green parts.
If you don’t need to measure the amount of green onions and you are just guestimating how much to use or using a certain number of stems, you can hold the green onions over your soup pot and cut the slices off and directly into your soup.
How to Store Cut Green Onions
You can take the sliced onion and place into a plastic bag or covered bowl and store your green onions in the fridge. You can store them for up to 5 days.
Can You Freeze Green Onions to Use Later?
Yes, you can definitely freeze green onions for later use. After you are done slicing the onion, make sure they are dry and place into a freezer bag or container and place in the freezer. You can also flash freeze green onions by laying them on a baking sheet, freezing for a few hours and then placing them into the freezer container. By flash freezing first the frozen green onions won’t stick together.