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How to Deal with Onions

Updated on April 3, 2015

Buttered Onion Rings

Onion RIngs, Buttered
Onion RIngs, Buttered | Source

What are Onions for?

Onions are delictable spicies for what we cook. Our family always cook viands with them, except for Fried meals. We like the small red variety for it is sweeter. It gets a lot of your tears as well. And for soup we want the leaves. Its more aromatic to use the leaves if your are boiling something.

Onions have anti-cancer properties as well as needed nutrition needed by the body.

Happy is said to be the family which can eat onions together. They are, for the time being, separate, from the world, and have a harmony of aspiration.

— Charles Dudley Warner

Cutting Onions Without Tears

Why do we have tears when we cut onions?

It is said that the onion emit a chemical, called the sulfuric acid, that goes inside the nose and agitate the tear ducts. I tried covering my nose when cutting but when you're cutting a lot, it still make you tear. Martha Stewart suggested to light a candle when cutting and it will burn the chemicals making you cry. It didn't work for me. There was a suggestion to cut the onion in half and dip it in water before cutting. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. And then there are suggestion to use a peeled potato at the end of the knife while cutting. They didn't say why. One suggested to put the onion in the fridge the day before. And one suggested, not to mess with the root part and cut it last.

Chopping with Goggles

Cutting Onions with Peeled Potato

Life is like an onion. You peel it off one layer at a time, and sometimes you weep.

— Carl Sandburg

Putting Onions in the Fridge before Cutting

Cut and Dice an Onion

Now that you know how to avoid crying when dealing with onions, there are also techniques on how to slice them. You have to cut them properly and fast to lessen your time dealing with an Onion. The video below will show you how. You can see the technique for dicing as well, as used by chefs.

Choppind and Dicing Onions

An onion can make people cry but there's never been a vegetable that can make people laugh.

— Will Rogers

Onion Rings with Dip

Almost all recipe use onions and the usual recipe they cook, with onions along with cold drinks, is Onion rings. Below is a Cooking demo on how to cook your Onion Rings nice and brown. It also have instructions on how to make your own dipping sauce.

Cooking Onion Rings with Dip

Onion Recipes

There's a lot of recepies in the world that involved onions. And some of the recipes with onions as the major ingredient is presented through videos below. We have a very simple Onion Salad, a side dish usually done in Japan. I'm sure it's really delicious. Another one from Japan is the Onion Potato Miso Soup. The Onion Bhajis, usually seen in Indian and Pakistan restaurants in Europe. All instructions or language in the videos are English. Enjoy!

Onion Salad

Onion Potato Miso Soup

I can't stand quitters. My mother is a very strong, determined woman. I was peeling onions when I was seven, but I walked off when my eyes began to sting. She said to me, 'You start something and you finish it,' and that stuck with me. I'm persistent.

— Estelle

Onion Bhajis

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