How to cut an onion so as not to cry
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Watch how to cut an onion so as not to cry
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Another simple and pretty effective trick: Freeze the onion for about 10 or 15 minutes before you cut it. The blast of cold prevents the tear-causing enzyme from releasing into the air.
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Why do onions make you cry?
First things first why do onions make you cry? There's a bit of science behind it: Long story short, onions emit a compound when sliced that gets into the air and can irritate the nerves around the eyes, making you start to tear up. It's unavoidable to a certain extentbut there are some things you can do to lessen the burn and prevent a total cryfest.
How to Cut Onions Without Crying
Chopping onions is a necessary job in the kitchen it's the key to so many recipes, like Ree Drummond's Best-Ever Baked Beans and all kinds of casseroles, salads, and party dips. But the task can often leave your eyes so irritated that by the end of prep you're basically sobbing. Have no fear and have no tears: Read on to find out how to cut onions without crying.