How To Easily Peel An Onion
Onions seem to be a food item that a large group of people actually cry over in the kitchen. Are you one of them?
Today you are going to equipped and EMPOWERED towards a HOPE and a FUTURE when it comes to cutting onions in your home. The crying over onions is going to stop.
Onions Add Flavor
Including even a small amount of onions to any dish is a great flavor addition. Whether it is a Cheese and Onion Omelet for breakfast, to the addition in your Tuna Sandwich, or finally, added to a Roast Beef Dinner in a Crock Pot. There are several times when you are going to need to know how to easily peel an onion.
Once you know how quick and easy it really is, you’ll wonder why you ever cried over the notion of peeling onions.
Storage Of Onions
For starters, store your onions in the bottom of your fridge in the vegetable crisper. A cold onion is less likely to emit the vapors that tend to make people cry. Especially when cut.
Many reports say that Onions should be stored at temperatures of 45-55 degrees Fahrenheit. The optimum temperature for your refrigerator should be maintained at about 40 degrees Fahrenheit (about 4 degrees Celsius). However, despite the fact that a fridge is colder than the recommended storage temperatures, I find the following benefits.
- the fridge temperature prevents the onions from getting too warm,
- prevents rotting,
- or attracting fruit flies.
So for me, I find storage in the vegetable crisper in the fridge keeps them very well. Onions will store nicely this way for a couple of months.
The Cutting Knife
Everyone has their own preference of kitchen utility type knife. Some like a small paring knife with a straight blade, others, like a serrated edged knife.
For me, when Barry and I got married in 1999, he had a kitchen drawer full of Wiltshire Steak Knives. These have a serrated edge and they aren’t too long, or too short, and are easy to grip in your hand. I love them and use them for cutting almost everything, from tomato slices, to shredding cabbage, cutting steaks or more.
Cutting The Onion
First, you need to cut the 2 ends of the onion. Just a thin slice from the bottom and the top is sufficient. However, just before you cut right all the way through, grab that end piece and give it a quick tug, and you will pull off part of the onion skin from the main part of the onion.
Once the 2 ends are cut off and pulled away, take your knife and gently cut through 1 -2 layers of the onion skin from end to end.
Quickly Peel The Onion
Now you will be able to easily slide your fingers along that cut edge and quickly pop off the onion skin. Often all in one piece.
There you have it–a peeled onion. Now you know how to easily peel an onion.
Because you are able to do this quickly with only a few cuts, your chances of exposing the vapors that cause some people to cry over onions is hugely reduced. So try it and see if you can reduce the tears in your kitchen.