Saturday, March 08, 2008


I love onions. They become transparent in just minutes (as opposed to human beings) and can be sliced to show fascinating ring patterns. They signal something delicious to anticipate. (No. This is not the beginning of my latest sermon.)

My reason for posting: does anyone know a trick to cutting onions that prevents the eyes from stinging and tearing up? I have some serious onion slicing to do for tomorrow's campus ministry dinner.


Blogger Rev. Jane Austen said...

Supposedlly if you refrigerate the onions it helps with that stinging sensation, although I do not think it alleviates it entirely. Rinsing under cool water may help too. A small fan blowing fumes away from you might also be an assist. Good luck, Rev. Chopper!

12:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Get John to do it. Your eyes won't sting or tear up at all.

5:44 PM  
Blogger wombat said...

The only time I had success was when I layered on all the tricks I could. I put them in the freezer for a while, then cut them next to a lit candle while trying not to blink. It worked well, until I put them in the pan and they warmed up. Better than nothing though!

10:04 PM  

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