Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Tuesday Tip: Cut an Onion without Crying!
I confess that I haven't tried these tricks yet but I read them recently and plan to try it soon. Let me know if you try it first and it works (or doesn't)! I'm going to let my husband know if they do because he hates cutting onions. Now, if I could only get him to like the flavor of them...
How to Cut an Onion without Tearing Up
Light a match and blow it out. Put the non burnt end between your teeth while you cut your onion. The sulfer will absorb the fumes.
Another idea that I read for the same remedy was to cut the onions by running water. Not sure how that helps but seems a little easier and safer than putting a hot match in your mouth.
Lastly, I read that you can avoid tears by freezing your onion for 10-15 minutes before you cut into it.
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