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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  1. I run water and stare into it when my eyes burn from on onion which helps. I heard a lady of food network the other day say, "now I have a really sharp knife so no tears for me" (or something like that - was Anne Burrell) when she was cutting an onion.

  2. It's not going to be a winner for everyone, but being a contact lens wearer helps! The lens covers the eye where the onion fumes go in, so no tears! I use the water trick when I cut onions (without lenses in!) and I find it a bit hit and miss, but it does help....

  3. I wear my scuba mask when I'm cutting onions. I of course look absolutely ridiculous but it totally works!

  4. I wear sunglasses, big ones. It works okay but you can't really see what you're doing that well. probs not the best when wielding sharp tools.


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