Best Way to Peel and Cut Onions Without Crying
How to Chop up an Onion Without Crying
I will also show you how to remove the taste of onions from your hands, chopping board and frying pan.
Onions are one of the best vegetables around for adding flavour and taste to your food.
But if you peel and cut them up the wrong way they can cause painful tears
I finally hit on the way to peel onions without the odour getting into my eyes and causing painful tears and have used the method ever since.
It was a relief to finally find out the best way to do this. I cook just about all my own meals from scratch so use onions a lot. Below I have outlined some great tips on how to peel and chop onions without tears.
I have included my own photos as well.
Once you use this step by step method you will be able to peel and cut up onions the easy and painless way. .
Chopping Onions without Tears
- The trick is to peel the onion in a certain way.
- Place the onion on its side and cut off the edge.
- Turn the onion around and do the same on the other side.
- Then peel the onion of its skin.
- Make sure you do this by moving your hands away from your body.
- This will let any onion vapours rise away from your face.
- Once the onions is peeled you need to put them under running water from the tap for a few seconds
The Onions are Now Ready to Cut
They will now be ready to chop up as you wish.
But remember to cut them up slightly away from your body.
This will stop any lingering vapours rising into your eyes.
A common mistake people make when cutting and chopping up onions.
This is to safely get them into the pot and then to touch their face before washing their hands.
This is more painful because the onion has been put directly onto the eyes from the hands.
Always wash your hands immediately after peeling and chopping up onions.
Cutting the Onion
Getting the smell and taste of onions off your chopping board and frying pan
The smell of onions tends to linger on the chopping board and frying pan even when these have been cleaned.
There is a quick and easy way to get rid of onion tastes from your kitchen implements.
Lemon juice is an excellent way to dispel all lingering odours. Wash your pan and chopping board as usual.
Then add a few squirts of the lemon juice, rub in to the surface. Wait a few seconds and wash again with just hot water.
If you have a fresh lemon then use this but those small bottles of concentrated lemon juice work just as well.
Using Onions in your Recipes
Peeling an Onion
This is the best and easiest way to peel onions without tears. By using this method above you can peel and chop onions in your recipes with ease. Get the smell and taste of onions off your hands, chopping board and frying pan.
The tip about washing your chopping board and frying pan with some lemon juice will also make cleaning up after using onions quick and easy.
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