Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Simple Cooking Tip: Chopping Onions

 
Today I'm addressing the problem of onions making you cry.  I have seen that people adopt many different ways of dealing with this.  I understand that if you knife is really sharp that there is less of a problem but I can't say that I've really noticed a difference myself. 

Some people wear goggles – somewhat cumbersome I would have thought. 
One thing that does work for me is to put the onions into the fridge for an hour or two first and then chop them.  I discovered this trick by accident when I had half an onion left over and put it in the fridge in cling film.  When I used it the next day, what do you know?  No tears.   
Hopefully this will work for you too.

3 comments:

  1. Huh, thanks for the idea!! I will definitely try it!!

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  2. Yes, the beauty of an onion is all the sulfur compounds that give it the taste we look for...the problem with onions is all those sulfur compounds vaporizing as we cut a room temperature onion which creates sulfuric acid when it reaches the moisture in our eye. getting them cold just before cutting reduces that

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