French onion soup, caramelized onions over chicken, tangy pickled onions—forget about it! If you’ve stopped cooking some of your favorite onion recipes because dealing with the tears is just too plain annoying, we’ve got good news for you! You can put away your goggles because we’ve found some foolproof tricks for cutting onions without crying. (Watch the video below and you’ll never shed a tear except for maybe when you taste how delicious your dinner came out.)
So why do onions make you cry? Chopping these versatile veggies releases a gaseous compound that reacts with the water in your tears to make sulfuric acid. The sulfuric acid burns your eyes, and your body makes tears to try and wash away the irritant.
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Fortunately, you don’t have to be a top chef with a thousand-dollar kitchen and fancy cutlery to make sure your next onion-cutting experience is tear free. Then, you can impress your guests with a fancy oven-baked onion blossom or your bruschetta with caramelized onions. Our mouths are already watering…