How to Store Green Onions to Keep Them Fresh
And how to regrow them from scraps. Intrigued?
Did you know a little extra effort can make green onions last up to five weeks after purchase? And you can use the scraps to regrow them for an endless supply of fresh green onions from the kitchen. Sound too good to be true? Keep reading to learn step-by-step how to store green onions the best way.
How to Store Green Onions Step-by-Step
When it comes to making your green onions last, controlling moisture is key. They need to be kept in a humid environment to stay firm, but they can begin to rot with excess moisture. This paper towel method will provide humidity without adding excess moisture. And don't forget to save the scraps to grown your own green onions!
1. Cut off the root
Start by removing the rubber band and any other packaging. Line up the green onions and cut the root off. Save these for later (more on that below).
2. Cut in half
Leave the green onions lined up, and cut them in half so that they fit in a plastic bag.
3. Dry them off
Use a paper towel to pat down the green onions, removing any excess moisture.
4. Wrap them
Tear some paper towel off to wrap the green onion, about three sheets per bag (six total). Place half the green onions on one set of paper towels and the other half on another. Avoid wrapping too tight so the green onions don't get crushed.
5. Place wrapped green onions in bag and refrigerate.
Place each bundle of green onions in a plastic bag. Label with the date. Seal the bag and place in the crisper drawer of your fridge.
6. Use as needed
When you're ready to use, remove the green onions from the bag and gently pat them down to remove any excess moisture. Any unused green onions should be rewrapped and stored in the plastic bag again.
How to Regrow Green Onions From Scraps
Before you throw out the green onion roots, consider using them to regrow green onions. Yep, that's right — you can use green onion scraps to regrow green onions for an endless supply of fresh green onions. All you need is green onion roots, a jar, and fresh water. Curious? Use our guide on how to regrow green onions.