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When a recipe calls for 1 scallion / green onion / spring onion, what does it mean?

Is it A (a bundle as sold), B (a bunch of connected shoots), or C (one shoot)?

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Usually I just ignore the count and put in as much as I think makes sense, but I've never actually been sure what the count means.

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B is 1 scallion.

A is a bunch.

C is just the green part which I usually dispose in favor of the white part you seem to throw out...

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    Which part you use is very cuisine dependent - or both parts are used, eg white in the cooked aromatics and green as garnish in a lot of chinese cooking! – rackandboneman Jan 27 '17 at 9:24
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    I do a lot of stir-fry, that's probably why the green was my default for those pics. The green parts look nicer and break up the brown-ness. I use the white parts in marinades, sauces, poaching and stuff. Although the green parts are both tasty and beautiful in the sauce at thekitchn.com/… (off-topic but, killer simple recipe btw). – Jason C Jan 27 '17 at 13:55

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