A good friend of mine recently requested that I email him a cooking tip a week. My clever husband suggested that instead of just emailing that one friend that I send everyone who subscribes to Minced a cooking tip a week. He thought it would be nice if I shared the love and I agree!
To kick things off I thought I would take on the one thing that brings everyone to tears in the kitchen: the onion. In theory chopping an onion seems simple, but when your eyes are watering and your vision is blurry it’s downright unpleasant not to mention difficult. Unfortunately I can’t make you stop crying (although I have included some suggestions that others have shared with me at the end of this post), but if you follow these steps you’ll make quick work of the onion and hopefully stave off the tears.
How to chop an onion:
Step 1: Get the onion.
The onion will appear harmless. We know better. Please note that the onion has a root end (on the left) and a stem end (on the right). Continue reading