How To Cut Green Onions

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Jim Davis for Harris Teeter shows you all the different ways that you can cut and slice green onions.

    Jim Davis: Hi! I'm Jim Davis for Harris Teeter. I'm going to show you all the different ways that you can cut and slice green onions.

    How To Use A Green OnionIf you'll notice, there is two different parts of this onion; dark green on one end, white on the other end. They have different uses. This end is chopped and used if I had to cook or to use in salads. This end is chopped and sliced to use as a garnish.

    How To Chop A Green OnionThe onion is white on one end, green on the other. We're going to cut off the root end. Then we want to cut the onion about where the light green begins to turn dark green. We're going to chop the white part of the onion. We do that by cutting in a half first, and then chopping it using my knuckles as a guide, so that I can keep my fingers off from the knife. We just chop it this way. We usually do not chop the top part of the onion. You slice it, because you're going to use it as a visible garnish. That's how you chop a green onion.

    How To Slice A Green OnionI'm going to first cut off the little root end of the onion. I'm going to slice using my knuckles as a guide, and holding my fingers like a claw, I'm going to cut the bulb or the white part of the onion into little thin slices. This is used more often than not as an ingredient in a dish to flavor it. Nice, little white slices.

    Now if I want to use the green part, I'm going to use the green part and I'm going to cut it the same way. Only pushing much harder, because it is a little tougher, but it's used as a garnish. It makes a very attractive garnish on a dip, on a platter that you prepared for your friends. There you have sliced spring onions.

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