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Scallion Curls



  • 6 to 8 fresh scallions
  • Cold water
  • 10 to 12 ice cubes


  1. Trim bulbs from onions at point where stems begin to turn green. Trim remaining stems to a length of about 4 inches, cutting off tops if necessary. Reserve bulbs and remaining tops for another use. Using sharp scissors, cut each section of the green stems lengthwise into very thin strips down tot he beginning of the stem. Cut about 6 to 8 strips in each stem section.
  2. Fill a medium-size bowl about half full of cold water. Place scallions in water. Add ice cubes.
  3. Refrigerate until onions curl, about 1 hour.
  4. Drain onion curls, then use as garnish.

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