Storing Green Onions/Scallions
- calla0413 Mar 11, 2007 02:06 PM
Um...yeah...I have a question.
What is the best way to store green onions/scallions?
I have been unsuccessfully storing them in the fridge. First in a plastic bag with the end open...forget it in just a day or so, it gets all gooey and full of moisture. Then, I just tried to store it in the fridge without a plastic bag and the green parts gets all limp and only lasts about 2 days in the fridge.
I love to keep green onions in the house but, I don't want to have to run to the store everyday for fresh green onions. Ideally, if I could keep them say about a week at the most that would be great.
Any of you 'hounds have any advice for storing green onions/scallions to make them last a little bit longer than 2 days in the fridge?
Two things- I keep them around because they are so versatile and they are usually 10 bunches for 98 cents at the Korean market. I don't put them in the thin plastic bags. I put them in the bigger handle bags. The thin ones seem to cling to the onions and promote that slime thing. Also you may not be getting the freshest ones to begin with. Compare yours to another market or two and consider a switch. Also if you notice a lousy looking "leaf" layer- pull it off. Slime promotes slime- kinda like one rotten orange sends the whole bin off.