posted on Jul, 6 2008 @ 05:51 PM
Originally posted by JustAnotherHologram
Does anyone have a sercret to lessen onion fumes? Onions make me cry like a baby!
My secret tip for kitchen: drink wine
Drink wine in the kitchen . . . yes indeed . . .a little Italian opera goes well too.
Beer for barbecuing though.
What helps in the onion dept is a very sharp knife.
Cut the ends off, peel and if the onion is fussy about keeping the dried out stuff on it, peel off one whole layer of the white 'meat' - assuming
you're dealing with a white onion.
Slice with the sharp knife.
Seems like less of the pungent liquid that gets lberated with a dull knife is turned loose with a sharp one.
Knife sharpening is a skill, no doubt.
Even so, here's a quick way to bring one up to useful and beyond.
A Smith's sharpener.
Use the carbide side first, don't bear down overly hard and then flip it an put a smoother finish on with the ceramic rods.
This device is self aligning and gives good results.
Found at Big 5 and similar places for $5. or so for the small one.
Fwiw, yellow onions are just as tasty as the white ones and a whole lot cheaper.
[edit on 6-7-2008 by Desert Dawg]