Make these festive scallion fireworks to liven up any Fourth of July party platter.
Using a small sharp knife, trim the ends of a scallion, leaving 5 or 6 inches of the green stalk.
Hold the stalk against a cutting board and slice through the top 2 inches of the scallion toward the end. Rotate the scallion and make additional lengthwise slices until the end is shredded.
Drop the scallion into a bowl of ice water and let it sit until the ends curl back and it looks brushy (about 20-30 minutes).