Today I bring you a 10 tips on how to pick, slice, store and cook this awesome vegetable!
1. Cutting an onion actually releases a gas into the air causing you to form tears. How do you prevent the water works?? You can start by refrigerating the onion first and cut the root end of the onion last. Place the onion under water when you peel it. Keep your mouth closed and if all else fails wear some goggles (HA!).
2. You can peel white onions easier by placing them in boiling water for 1-2 minutes.
3. If you love onions but not a big fan of the strong taste, slice the onion, separate the rings and place them in cold water for about an hour. After cut them to your desire, toss them in your salad and enjoy!
4. Just like my avocado tip, rub the cut side of the onion with butter and it will remain fresh longer.
5. Use a sharp knife to cut as a dull or serrated will only mash the onion…more mess and more tears!
6. If you like to prep ingredients in advance, place your chopped or sliced onions in an air-tight Ziplock bag and then place that into another. This will keep your fridge and food reeking like it.
7. If you are only going to use some of the onion leave the skin on and only cut off what you need. By leaving the skin on the onion before placing it into the fridge will allow it to keep longer.
8. When buying onions avoid ones that are soft or sprouting.
9. Do not store your onions next to potatoes (your potatoes will spoil quicker).
10. If you want to grill your onion use these two ways: place foil over the grates and cook your onion on top or cut your onion into wedges and then place them on wooden skewers.