What is the difference between a green onion and scallion?
A specific variety of onion is known as the scallion, but “green onion” also means immature onions that have an undeveloped white bulb at the base. A true scallion is straight at its base; the immature onion is slightly rounded. Sharon Tyler Herbst notes in “Food Lover’s Companion” that scallions have a milder flavor, though the two can be used interchangeably. How do I select green onions? You want those with bright green tops. The tops and white base should be firm, not limp. How should green onions be stored? Keep them wrapped in plastic in the refrigerator crisper drawer to prevent their aroma from seeping into other vegetables. Discard after about five days. Are green onions only used as garnish or as additions to salads and dips? No, they’re actually quite tasty cooked in garlic and butter and eaten on their own. Green Onion Casserole 8 servings 8 medium bunches scallions, cut crosswise into 1-inch pieces (about 16 cups) 2 garlic cloves, minced 3 tablespoons unsalted butter 1/4 c