Watch How to Chop Onions Without Crying (Video)


There’s a reason so many recipes start with chopped onion; onions are a great way to build flavor in a dish.

But, we all know that chopping onions is guaranteed to produce a few tears, but why? Blame it on synthase. This tear-inducing enzyme converts the sulfoxide molecules that are released when an onion is cut, into sulfenic acid. The sulfenic acid, in turn, rearranges itself into a chemical that floats in the air, comes into contact with our eyes, and causes irritation — enough irritation to make us cry.

In the following video, Chef Jack Skalfani will reveal how to cut onions without crying. This trick does not include any special skills, just a different technique.
The only thing you need is a sharp knife which will help you cut onion in less than 2 minutes, not crying included.

On the video below you will see how to quickly and painlessly get rid of it:

One thought on “Watch How to Chop Onions Without Crying (Video)

  • June 9, 2017 at 11:24 am

    If Chef Jack keeps practicing those HORRENDOUS knife skills he will be crying but not from the onion…

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