How to Chop Onions without Tears
Do you hate cutting onions because they make you "cry"? Here's some ways to prevent that.
- Put the unpeeled onion in the freezer.
- Leave the onion in the freezer for about ten minutes.
- Remove the onion from the freezer and peel it. The onion can now be sliced, chopped, or minced without tears.
Simply keep your onions in the fridge along with other veggies and you will never cry when chopping them - it's that simple!
You can freeze an onion, just prepare like you were going to use it. Pan fry it before cooling and putting into an airtight container and freeze. This stops the onion going mushy when defrosted. Use as you would any other onion.
If you use a sharp knife, there shouldn't be any tears. An onion makes you cry because acid is being released from the onion. Using a dull knife crushes the onion rather than cutting it, releasing far more of this acid into the air.
Onions that have been frozen raw may tend to be slightly mushy after thawing.