You know exactly what I’m talking about! Those delectable tender strands were tucked away in a bag lost in the fridge never to be seen again. Until right before you find them weeks later and toss ’em out.
Don’t do that.
I’ve got the answer of how to bring green onions back from the dead and it has to do with water.
Recover them from the depths of the fridge. Grab a mason jar and fill it with 1-3 inches of water. Trim the white ‘whisker’ roots to remove just a little bit. Plop them in the water-filled mason jar and leave them on the counter (or in the fridge).
It’s a good idea to change the water every day or every couple of days, but if you forget it’s not the end of the world.
Peel off and throw away the outer dry leaves, the rest is ready for a recipe.
Don’t need them quite yet? Put them back in fresh water and they’ll keep doing their thing. In fact you can put green onions right from the store into water and prevent the whole finding ‘dead’ onion story.
Good deal! Have I mentioned this trick also works with celery? xo