A few weeks ago a read a post over at The Kitchn about regrowing green onions. I often use green onions in my cooking, either as an important flavor component or a simple garnish. Many times I just need need one or two, and I hate having to buy a whole other bunch if I don’t think I will use the rest.
I decided to experiment and try regrowing them myself. Here is what I started with:
I put the tiny little ends of the green onion in a jar with a little bit of water. It stayed on my kitchen counter for a while and I added water as needed. About two weeks later, I had this:
I’m really not known for a green thumb, so I was impressed with the result! They were a little milder in flavor than the original, so I think I would only try this once, even though comments on The Kitchn said you could regrow them several times. The roots also got pretty long and gnarly.
I like this method, and it will help to have green onions on hand when needed. I think I might even stick my store-bought green onions in a little jar to keep them fresher longer – just as I do with asparagus.