You are going to learn how to cut green onions. These onions are great for a light onion flavor and a great addition to all kinds of dishes.
You might be wondering if you eat the entire onion, do you eat the white part? People also wonder if green onions are scallions and the answer is yes.
They are the same and they are called both.
Now don’t be afraid to cut up the entire green onion. The entire onion is edible and you get the benefit of a stronger flavor with the white part and more of a mellow flavor with the greener part of the onion.
- bunch of green onions
- cutting board
- chef knife
4 Steps on Cutting Green Onions
These 4 simple steps are going to yield you a sliced onion that you can use on all kinds of your dishes. Prepare yourself with a knife and a cutting board.
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You want to make sure that your knife is sharp so it will be up to the task. You want to be able to cut the green onion with more of a slicing action so are keeping the cut clean.
Rinse green onions
Go ahead and rinse the green onions to get dirt and whatever else could be on them from the farm. After you rinse them shake them out to get rid of the excessive water.
Cut the ends
Bunch the green onions together. Cut the ends off of the green onions. I like to cut them while I am holding the entire bunch. This will help give you a uniform slice as you cut the onions.
Cut into slices
Grab the entire bunch and start to cut the onions. You want to cut them in a slicing motion with a pull or push cut.
You want a slicing action to prevent crushing the onion and those little circles that you are most likely going for.
After you cut the green onions you are going to have to different types. Go ahead and taste them to see what I am talking about. You can always freeze your green onions at this stage.
The white part will have a lot more of an onion flavor and the green part will be a lot lighter. You can use the white parts as you cook your dish and then the green for a garnish on top!
Sometimes you don’t want the full flavor of the green onion, I go over this in and you can learn the difference between chives and green onions.
How to Cut Green Onions
- 1 bunch green onions
- 1 pinch salt optional
- You want to have a sharp knife to prevent crushing the onion instead of slicing through it.
- Wash the onions under water from the faucet or a bowl of water.
- Cut both ends off of the bunch of onions. The idea is to make them square and to cut off the bitter root end and the not as clean cut top end.
- Slice through the onion with a smooth rocking motion. The idea is to slice and not crush the onion.