Like HowStuffWorks on Facebook!

Green Onion Curls

This recipe is part of the recipe for Shrimp Toast


Makes 6 to 8 curls


6 to 8 medium green onions with tops
Cold water
10 to 12 ice cubes


  1. Trim bulbs (white part) from onions; reserve for another use, if desired. Trim remaining stems (green part) to 4-inch lengths.
  2. Using sharp scissors, cut each section of green stems lengthwise into very thin strips down to beginning of stems, cutting 6 to 8 strips from each stem section.
  3. Fill large bowl about half full with cold water. Add green onions and ice cubes. Refrigerate until onions curl, about 1 hour; drain.

Check out more recipes for Garnishes