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May 6, 2012 01:17 PM

Fresh onion top ideas

My local farmers market was just teeming with fresh onions -- full sized beauties with their green tops still intact. I'm making onion marmalade from the bottoms but short of fried rice and some excellent scallion oil, I'm sort of out of ideas for the green onion tops. They are big and beautiful and flavorsome so I'd hate to throw them in the compost bin.

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    1. No, don't throw them away! Roast them, stir fry them, make creamy soup, braise them like leeks.

      1. Chop them to use on top of a green salad, use them in tacos or to top your baked potato (they're colorful atop sour cream and/or butter - replaces chives) blend them into a savory filling for crepes.