I got a tip from my mother-in-law about chopping onions. More specifically, about chopping onions in such a way that one’s eyes do not water. She told me to chop them cold. Hmmm… I had not heard of that before. So, the onions for tonight’s dinner were stored inside the fridge, instead of the usual on top of the fridge. Did it work?
Well, I’m not fully convinced yet, although I do think the idea has merits. My red onion was small to begin with, and had been kept in the crisper drawer of my fridge. When I began chopping, my eyes did not immediately tear up, as they often / usually do. Here is a link to some other variations of cutting onions cold, including putting the onion in the freezer for several minutes, running cold water while chopping, or sticking out your tongue! I think I’ll try the freezer tip next. Of course, sticking one’s tongue out is pretty simple. I’m not sure about the matches in the mouth one though… 😉