SS | How to Cut an Onion (Without Crying)

 by jen sweet [Travels in Cooking]  

How to cut an onion (without crying)

We’ve all experienced it, the typical crying over an onion issue.  Although it seemed to me that there was no rhyme or reason for this, but I have since been corrected.  When you are cutting into an onion, and once you cut into the “bulb” portion of the onion, it releases gases.  These are the gases that cause you to cry. Yes, it really is that simple.
Click here to read a more technical explanation.

Here are some examples of methods people use to cut an onion:

This is a quick video that shows how easy it is to cut an onion without crying.

This isn’t my favorite technique, but if you don’t mind throwing out some of the onion it’s another option.


Jen is a home chef and writer of the recipe blog Travels in Cooking. Catch her Sunday Suppers dinner ideas every week right here at Eat.Drink.Repeat.


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Posted on November 28, 2010, in Jen Sweet. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Whoa, that Curtis Stone guy is H-O-T

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