Chef shows simple trick for chopping onions without crying

You’ve prepared all the necessaries for whatever meal you’re making, and now it’s time for the dullest part.

That’s right… chopping the onion.

For many, onions are the most annoying, frustrating and uncomfortable part of cooking. Your eyes are teary, your vision becomes blurred and you risk chopping your fingers off with every downward stroke.

Thankfully, there’s a solution to this. One I hadn’t heard before.

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Chopping onions

We’ve all got our own ways and means of cutting or chopping onions. There’s no real ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ method.

However, it could be better to listen to a professional who actually does it for a living.

Celebrity cook Jack Scalfani recommends a certain way of peeling that allows you to avoid crying while chopping up your onions.

Before grabbing your knife, you need to locate the end of the onion. Once you’ve found the root, turn the onion upwards, with said root pointing towards the sky.

Watch the video below to see how it works. Smart, right?

I’m wondering how I never knew this before?

Using this method, you can avoid tears and stinging eyes the next time you chop an onion. Who doesn’t want that?

Please share this nifty trick with everyone you know on Facebook, so that more people can cut their onions without fear of losing their fingers!