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Can I cook the tops of bulb onions that have begun to grow?

Asked by snowberry (24690points) February 8th, 2012

I have a box of white bulb onions that have begun to grow. I hate to waste food. Is it possible to use the green tops? Will they be tough? Or should I just use what I can from the bulbs and throw away the rest?

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marinelife's avatar

You could use the shoots. they would have a milder onion flavor.

YARNLADY's avatar

I get that a lot. They cook up just fine.

JaneraSolomon's avatar

Yes, I do all the time BUT… First cut off the root and then split the bulb. Discard any layers that are translucent, brown, or soft. The firm white layers and the green and white shoot are fine to use, just like spring onions; rinse before using. As the onion shoot starts to grow it “steals” food from layers, and those layers start to rot. They will smell and taste bad if you use them.

creative1's avatar

I use them all the time when looking for a light onion taste they cook up just wonderfully.

snowberry's avatar

Thanks folks. They tasted great.

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