Spring OnionIn America, what we term as the Spring onion has a slightly more rounded and defined bulb and is typically larger than the slender and more delicate green onion.
The flavor has more bite and is somewhat hotter.
Spring onions can be used for so much more than just adding to your Peking Duck pancakes.
When raw or very lightly cooked they impart a wonderfully vibrant yet mild flavour where normal onions would be overpowering.
Make some champ by folding chopped spring onions into creamy mashed potatoes - add some grated cheddar if you like - and marvel at how such a simple dish can taste so fantastic.
Or combine with ginger to form the soul of a number of classic Chinese and Japanese dishes.