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    chopping onions?

    I seem to tear up more when chopping onions than when I could stand. I guess it is because my face is so much closer to the onions when I am sitting.

    Any advice on chopping onions?

    I have one recipe that requires 6 pounds of onions. When I made it, my throat was burning for an hour or so, and my face was red from all that chopping.

    #2
    Food processor! Works wonders for chopping onions, just don't open it right away and stick your nose in or you will get a huge blast of the fumes.

    Otherwise, here are some tips to try: http://lifehacker.com/tested-the-bes...ions-476088845

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      #3
      6 lbs, wow, I can't make it through 2 onions. I actually use a fan to blow it away.

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        #4
        Also, just wondering if one could par boil the skinned, whole onions, then when pretty tender, cool them completely and chop. I make creamed onions and may try this.

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          #5
          I use a food processor. Also, if you light a candle and put near you it helps mask the onion aroma that makes you cry. To get onion smell off hands if using a knife, rub your hands over a metal spoon with dish soap, something in the metal helps remove the scent.

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            #6
            Originally posted by Jim View Post
            6 lbs, wow, I can't make it through 2 onions. I actually use a fan to blow it away.
            It was for an onion soup recipe, very good actually, here: http://www.alexandracooks.com/2014/0...ch-onion-soup/ .

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              #7
              Very sharp knives are the key. Doesn't "tear" the onion as much releasing whatever it is to make you tear/cry. I have a really good electric sharpener I use.

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                #8
                Place onions in the frig and chill them; also, as Steve mentioned, use a sharp knife.

                Or just harden up some more

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                  #9
                  A food processor is the perfect thing. You can slice or chop the onions for your soup. I also have found that removing my contacts and wearing my glasses helps. If doing by hand, a sharp knife is necessary. But that is the only kind you should be using anyway as it is really safer than a dull one.--eak
                  Elizabeth A. Kephart, PHR
                  mom/caregiver to Ryan-age 21
                  Incomplete C-2 with TBI since 3/09

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                    #10
                    I read a tip in a magazine years ago that works great for me because I love to chop by hand.
                    Clear lens swim goggles.

                    (But for six pounds of onions I would go to the food processor!)

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                      #11
                      I wear swim goggles, and also put a wad of tissue up each nostril. That gets me through chopping multiple onions without any reaction, and isn't too uncomfortable for even the longest sessions! If you are chopping on a board in your lap, it goes well with a newly sharpened knife and first cutting the onion in half, then julienne or dice from there--it won't slip as much.

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                        #12
                        Sorry, but I had to chuckle over the swim goggles and also tissue up nostril. We definitely need photos on that!!

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