Did you know a little extra effort can make green onions last up to five weeks after purchase? And you can use the scraps to regrow them for an endless supply of fresh green onions from the kitchen. Sound too good to be true? Keep reading to learn step-by-step how to store green onions the best way.

How to Store Green Onions Step-by-Step

When it comes to making your green onions last, controlling moisture is key. They need to be kept in a humid environment to stay firm, but they can begin to rot with excess moisture. This paper towel method will provide humidity without adding excess moisture. And don’t forget to save the scraps to grown your own green onions!

1. Cut off the root

Start by removing the rubber band and any other packaging. Line up the green onions and cut the root off. Save these for later (more on that below).

Green Onions with cut stem

2. Cut in half

Leave the green onions lined up, and cut them in half so that they fit in a plastic bag.

green onion cut in half

3. Dry them off

Use a paper towel to pat down the green onions, removing any excess moisture.

drying green onions in a paper towel

4. Wrap them

Tear some paper towel off to wrap the green onion, about three sheets per bag (six total). Place half the green onions on one set of paper towels and the other half on another. Avoid wrapping too tight so the green onions don’t get crushed.

5. Place wrapped green onions in bag and refrigerate.

Place each bundle of green onions in a plastic bag. Label with the date. Seal the bag and place in the crisper drawer of your fridge.

packaged green onions for the refrigerator

6. Use as needed

When you’re ready to use, remove the green onions from the bag and gently pat them down to remove any excess moisture. Any unused green onions should be rewrapped and stored in the plastic bag again.

Originally posted in allrecipes.com

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