9 Ways to Chop an Onion without Shedding Tears ...

It’s one of the oldest cooking related questions – what are the ways to chop an onion without shedding tears?

Onions are a major ingredient in so many of our recipes and if you’re like me, you never know when you are going to slice an onion that will make your eyes stream.

There are lots of old wives tales and lots of chef tips on ways to chop an onion without shedding tears – maybe one of them will work for you.

1. Use a Cold Onion

One of the best ways to chop an onion without shedding tears is to refrigerate the onion until it’s cold.

The reason is that the cells that cause your eyes to water won’t react as fast when an onion is cold, and therefore you should be able to avoid the tears.

Around half an hour in the refrigerator, or 15 minutes in the freezer, should be enough to keep your eyes tear-free.

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