Green Onions, otherwise known as Scallions or Spring Onions are in the Allium family, along with garlic, storage onions and leeks. Green Onions have hollow green leaves and do not develop a root bulb like storage onions.
From the Farm: Rosy Smit, Culinary Gardener
We plant green onion seed in our hot room at the Camp Korey Garden in February and then transplant the baby seedlings out into the field at the end of April with subsequent harvests over the summer. Harvesting green onions is a favorite volunteer job as the sweet and pungent aroma of onions takes over the harvest space and smells utterly delicious!
Green Onions are an excellent source of Vitamin K, C and A and can be eaten a multitude of ways, exuding a fresh oniony taste to dishes; fresh in salads, in stir-fries, grilled, on pizzas or in vinaigrettes or soups. Both the bottom white part and top green part are edible.
To the Table: Executive Chef Kim Aue
Nothing goes better with a plate of fried fish or shrimp than a side of hushpuppies. What are hushpuppies? They are ball-shaped dumplings of cornmeal that are deep-fried; also known as corn dodgers, they are especially popular throughout the South, and super easy to make.
Cornmeal Green Onion Hushpuppies (Gluten Free, Dairy Free)
1 ½ cup cornmeal
1 cup gluten free flour
1 tsp baking powder
½ tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
⅛ tsp cayenne pepper
3 whole eggs
⅓ cup green onion minced
1 cup rice milk
1 tsp Creole seasoning
¼ cup oil
- Pour oil into a pot or pan to a depth of 3 inches and preheat to 370 degrees.
- In a mixing bowl, combine the cornmeal, gluten free flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cayenne. Whisk together the eggs, green onions, rice milk and ¼ cup of oil. Add the egg mixture to the gluten free flour, stirring just until combined.
- Carefully spoon 6-7 rounded tablespoons of the batter into the preheated oil. Fry the hushpuppies, in batches, until golden brown, stirring constantly for overall browning, 1-2 minutes per batch.
- Remove the hushpuppies and drain on a paper towel lined plate. Season with Creole Seasoning.
Degree of Difficulty: Easy
Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Author: Adapted by Kim Aue, 2016, Original Recipe by Emeril Lagasse
Source: Food Network