And an absolutely miserable, pitiful bulb that’s no longer worth eating attached.. Onion sprouts pair well with grilled meats, pasta, alfalfa sprouts, sunflower greens, steamed rice, tomatoes, avocado, broccoli, carrots, and seafood. To remove the sprout, cut the onion lengthwise in half and pluck out the sprout. What you can do is chop the sprouts and use them like spring onions (scallions if you are American). For instance, you can eat them raw in a sandwich or tossed into a salad. I figured, even if some went bad before we could eat them, it was still worth the money. I love onions, and can easily go through 4-6 onions in a week. For the same amount we spent each month on onions, we were able to buy 50lbs worth from a local farm. The sprouts produced in onions may be removed and used in salads, soups or as garnishes. Is the green sprout essentially a green onion? Yes, it is safe to eat sprouted onions, as long as you check for: Mold – cut off any black spots, or discard the onion if the mold is too widespread. "If you cannot tell if your onion is from Thomson International Inc., or your food product contains such onions, you should not eat, sell, or serve it, and should throw it out," according to the FDA. Huston also says you can plant that sprouted onion bulb. We kept the onions in the garage where it stayed very cool all winter. Some prefer to plant the … Rot – if you start peeling the onion and the flesh is brown and smells of sulfur, then the decomposition process has begun. The onion spends its energy on the sprouts which will dry it out and make it less sweet. You can also place the onion in a small pot of water with … Some sources say you can use that green sprout as you would a green onion. Using the Sprouts. But, as the bulbs sprout new growth they lose their own mass and gradually get a bit loose and dry. Basically the green shoot is just the beginning of a scallion so you can eat the whole bulb and shoot. – Henrik Söderlund Feb 15 '11 at 16:11 Now, that you know it is completely safe to consume and plant sprouted onions, the next question arises about separating the sprouting onions. The sprouts can also be rolled in a nori wrap with raw vegetable and avocado, placed on top of sushi, or consumed with sashimi. Last fall we decided to buy a 50lb sack of onions. Sprouts are also easy to add to warm meals such as rice dishes, stir-fries, omelets, soups or freshly made burger patties. Sent by Anne Editor: Readers, any thoughts on this? Is it edible? Firstly sprouting onions are fine to eat. One lovely morning, you find that your cooking onions have sprouted, and you are left with some of the most beautiful accidental green tops…. Q: What can I do with yellow onions that have sprouted? It seems like such a waste. Once your onion’s have sprouted to this degree they won’t be very tasty.