Ever find yourself weeping while cutting up onions?
Here is a quick post to share a few simple, yet effective onion chopping tips. As I started another batch of salsa this week it occurred to me that maybe I should do some research to better prevent my garden onions from making my eyes water so much. What I found was very helpful, so I thought I'd share:
- As I cleaned the outer skins and greens from the onions I did the work in the sink with cold water running on them.
- It was recommended that the onions be cold, so I popped them in the refrigerator before I chopped them.
- For the actual chopping, I lit up my favorite scented candle right behind the cutting board. Since the onion creates a gas when cut, I read that a candle would burn the gas before it gets the chance to irritate eyes.
- I used a sharp knife, which helps reduce the creation of onion gas.
Using these techniques made a dramatic difference ! I recommend these tips !! If you have other methods, please share them in the comments.