Thursday, January 19, 2012

Cooking Tip / Chopping onions without tears

Each Thursday we will be posting cooking tips to ensure your time in the kitchen is spent with smiles rather than tears or frustrations! Speaking of tears, we cant think of a better first post than this "Conquering the devil in the kitchen - the onion". I'm sure all of you would agree that at one time or another onion has got the better of you! How many of you have peeled and sliced an onion wearing swimming goggles? Don't laugh, it works! My husband wears them well...that is, he did, until I showed him a technique I'm going to share with you now...Most importantly, you MUST have a VERY SHARP knife;

Peel onion and cut in half vertically

Slice the half onion thinly from top
 to bottom of the onion
As per photo slice off the non root end

You should have gorgeous even cut sliced
 pieces of onion

Slice the other half of the onion thinly from top to bottom without cutting all the way through at the root end

Make sure you don't cut through the root (top end)
Cut vertical slices 5mm apart
from one side to the other  
Cut horizontal slices thinly across the onion
the root end

Finally cut the onion across the slices, dicing the onion
as you go

discard root end

fine diced from one half and sliced from the other half

Cool huh? We guarantee no tears if you do this method properly!


Song and Ji said...

It's really good posting !!
Onion cutting is very important for cooking
But I can't stop crying haha ^^
So long as We cook, we must cry forever :)

Kristy and Adam. said...

Haha x

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Jesica Alba said...

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