Hilary Meyer, Associate Food Editor, EatingWell Magazine, gives tips on cutting an onion without crying.
I have sensitive eyes. Or so I thought while furiously chopping onions on my cutting board to avoid the waterworks that quickly ensue. I cook a lot and since onions are the backbone of many recipes, I chop a lot of onions. Recently it struck me -- with tears dripping down my face -- that rushing blindly through my chopping, wielding a very sharp knife, was perhaps not a brilliant idea. That got me thinking about the best (and the safest!) way to chop an onion to avoid tearing up.
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There are a lot of suggestions out there: Some people swear by holding a piece of bread in your mouth while cutting onions. Others say cutting them next to a candle or under running water helps. I?ll admit, I haven?t tried all the tricks.
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After trial and error, below are a few tips I?ve found that really work:
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