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Don’t cry over onions!

Wednesday, June 13th, 2012
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By: Chef Marshall O'Brien

 

Chopped sweet white onion is a healthy, low calorie flavor booster – but do you avoid using it becaue it makes you cry or leaves a smell on your hands? Follow these simple tips…

Does chopping onions make you cry?  Put the onion in the freezer for about 15 minutes.  If it's cold, it releases fewer of the chemicals that make you tear up.

Do you avoid using chopped onion because your hands smell afterwards?  Just rub a piece of celery or some lemon juice on your hands after chopping and the smell will vanish.  And, you can then use the celery to add a nice crunch to your dish!

 

Photo Credit: Prettywar – Flickr Cretive Commons

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