Onions can be very pungent when slicing. As cutting into one, the smell will assault the nose and the tears will start to fall which in turn can blur the vision long enough to cut into ones finger instead of the onion.....I am speaking from experience here. :-)
There are many tricks out there aimed to keep this from happening but the best one I have found so far is to simply rinse the onion under cold water before slicing.
I first take off the outer layer of 'skin' and then will rinse the onion under cold, running water from the tap. This always seems to work well for me. How about you? Do you have a good tip to keep the tears from falling when slicing those tantalizing onions?
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