Every year, my husband and I enjoy watching “The Next Food Network Star”. For those of you who are not familiar with this show, 10 chefs compete in a reality show to see who will win their own show on The Food Network. Really it’s just a way to put a reality show on every station, but like true Americans, we fall victim to the trend.
A few years ago, one of the contestants (Melissa) gave a great tip (and she ended up winning). For those of you who don’t watch the show, I will share this tip with you because I think it’s so cool.
Next time you use a green onion, rather than throw away the tip with the root, put it in a glass of water and grow another green onion!! When I cook with green onions, I generally use the entire onion, but I found if I left about 1 inch of the white on the root, I was able to grow another onion. Here are some pictures of my onions’ developments (There are two in this cup).
And so on to ……
The bad news is, I’ve only been able to get the onion to re-grow once with each root. I tried to recycle these roots one more time, but after a week, I finally accepted they were gone. Still; that means you’ll only have to buy half as many green onions as usual.