Sunday, May 12, 2013

How to chop an onion!

I’ve given y’all a little onion tutorial, because it took me a long time to stop chopping my vegetables the size of silver dollars. I had to call my mother numerous times to ask her to explain this chop to me, and I’VE FINALLY GOT IT WORLD!

Why I really like this chop is because my eyes are SUPER SENSITIVE to onions. Like, I could walk into Subway during prep time and start tearing up.

Chopping this way keeps the juicy side down for the most part, and keeps those onion vapors out of the air, and away from your eyes.
As promised, here’s the separate post just for this tutorial so you can find it easy.

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First, slice off the top of the onion.
Next, place flat side down, and slice in half, lengthwise.
Now you can easily pull the skin off!

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Now to chop.
Make vertical cuts, going almost to the root, but not through it.
Then make 2 cuts the other way, going parallel to the board.
Now chop!

Super easy, right?

~ Peace, Love, and No Tears Y’all

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3 Responses to “How to chop an onion!”

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    Doris Henson — May 12, 2013 @ 5:58 pm

    A few more tips for ya….if you use a real sharp knife it will cause less damage to cell walls, therefore fewer irritants will be released into the air….also make sure your onions are cold (from the fridge)…then less propanethial S-oxide will evaporate into the air.

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    Pam — May 13, 2013 @ 3:48 pm

    I know this sounds nuts, but I heard it somewhere years ago and it’s worked for me every single time ever since! I start whistling before I start cutting, and keep whistling until I’m done chopping. No tears….every single time….and I too am super sensitive!

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    Kristin — June 23, 2013 @ 12:52 pm

    I love this. So easy. And quick to chop. Thanks for the tip.

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