If you fancy a good cry today why not follow this top tip for always having a chopped onion to hand?
If you buy onions in bulk take the bull by the horns and peel and chop every onion – this will save time when you come to prepare other meals and should also reduce food waste. Place each chopped onion (so you know the amount when adding to recipes) in it’s own small freezer bag and feeze. Whenever you need onion just open the bag and add.
If you’d rather keep a dry eye then how about trying this… It is the gases in onions that make you cry, and they are attracted to water hence it heads straight for the tearducts. So try chopping an onion under or near running water if at all possible.
Alternatively try holding a wooden spoon in your mouth (this is one suggestion I heard many years ago) – no idea why that should work but it’ll certainly take your mind of the sting!
If you have any other suggestions please do share in the comments below