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How to use onion tops?

It is a great year for onions in my garden and today picked some red and white onions - still young. Has anyone used the onion tops for cooking? They are so fragrant. Thanks in advance.

asked by SKK 8 months ago
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HalfPint is a trusted home cook.

added 8 months ago

Use them in making stock.

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added 8 months ago


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added 8 months ago

You can blanch and then puree them. Then add a bit of the puree to things like marinades (it would be really good in something similar to piri piri chicken/shrimp) or a pasta sauce.

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added 8 months ago

I love using still tender onion tops just as I would use scallions. (I especially like them lightly fried in salted butter and scrambled with eggs.)

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QueenSashy is a trusted home cook.

added 8 months ago

I like to saute them and use them as filling for filo pies, or tarts

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Susan W

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added 8 months ago

Blanch them for no longer than 20 seconds and then make a pesto with parsley to balance the flavor. Toasted walnuts or cashews work well for nuts. I made a frittata for some clients using this onion top pesto, Gruyere cheese and Oregon morel mushrooms that was out of this world.