You’ve Been Chopping Onions Wrong Your Entire Life. This is How The Pros Do It.

 

Jack Scalfani wants to show you how not cry in the kitchen.

At least when you’re cutting an onion that is.

Jack Scalfani wants to show you how not cry in the kitchen.

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The first thing you have to do is find the base of the onion.

In case you’ve been living under a cave or don’t cook, that’s where all the roots are. The other extreme looks like a ponytail in a way. Got it? Lets proceed. You will NOT believe how this man cuts onions!

The first thing you have to do is find the base of the onion.

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You’ll have to do this before you start peeling the onion.

But you’ll need a small knife before figuring out where you’re going to start cutting, which in this case just happens to be around the base of the onion.

You'll have to do this before you start peeling the onion.

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Now that you’re ready to cut, you need to know how to cut the onion correctly.

Make sure and leave a thin circle between the root of the onion and the circle you make with your knife.

Now that you're ready to cut, you need to know how to cut the onion correctly.

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The piece you cut out should be like a cone.

So stick the knife in at an angle and start cutting a cone shape out of the onion with a paring knife around a third of the way into the otherwise eye-searing veggie.

The piece you cut out should be like a cone.

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Now you can take the cone out with one hand and it’s so easy.

The cone you just removed is where the gas that makes you cry is contained. So now that it’s been removed you can cut the onion however you ‘d like without worrying about tears.

Now you can take the cone out with one hand and it's so easy.

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Now some would say that it’s a bit more time consuming than just cutting the onion.

 

Now some would say that it's a bit more time consuming than just cutting the onion.

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You can’t help but wonder whether it’s a waste of a good piece of onion either.

Yes! The cone shaped bulb removed from the onion will spare you from suffering from a faux emotional breakdown, but you’re also losing a good portion of the onion too. Unless, you chop it into the sauce, or dish you’re about to prepare. To each their own, huh?

You can't help but wonder whether it's a waste of a good piece of onion either.

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Why do onions that taste so delicious make us cry so much?

 

Why do onions that taste so delicious make us cry so much?

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Now in the world of Jack Scalfani, you can cut the core with the noxious gas.

But you can also soak the onions in cold water for an hour before chopping them or just stick them in a shredder without spilling any tears.

Now in the world of Jack Scalfani, you can cut the core with the noxious gas.

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Check out the master chef himself Jack Scalfani as he shows you just how simple tear-free onion cutting can really be on the video below:

 

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