I love to cook with onions. Sautéing them, grilling them, you name it...they give recipes that certain...umph. What I hate though? Is chopping them.
The burning sting that brings tears to your eyes is enough to drive you mad.
Here's a trick you can try that might surprise you. When I heard about it, to be honest, I didn't believe it. I decided to give it a go just to see if it worked though, and it knocked my socks off.
What you do, is take a single piece of bread. (I used a regular old slice of sandwich bread.) Bend the piece of bread in half, then bite down on the bent side so that most of the bread is sticking out, making you look like you have a duck bill.
Chop, dice or slice your onions and waaaait for it...
For whatever reason, as long as you keep the bread in your mouth, the burning and stinging won't reach your eyes. You can chop away and nothing hurts.
Sure, you might look like a crazy person, but at least you won't have tears streaming down your face when you're done.
I hope if you try it, it works for you too!
Until then, happy cooking and have a very HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
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