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Life"s too short to chop onions 99 dishes to make when you"d rather be doing something else by Kitty Greenwald

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Published by Reader"s Digest Association, Inc. in Pleasantville, N.Y .
Written in English


  • Quick and easy cookery

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StatementKitty Greenwald.
LC ClassificationsTX833.5 .G743 2010
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23945053M
ISBN 109781606521243
LC Control Number2009047914

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  I don’t mutter about the smooshed grapes I have to clean off the floor. I don’t cry over the onions I have to chop for supper (well, actually I do, but for a different reason!). Life is too short not to love my closest neighbors with a clean house, clean clothes, and food on the table. Do I .   Take the knife and cut down into the onion, directly through the stem so that there are two halves. Remove the outer layer of papery skin from each half, leaving the stem intact. Lay one of the onions halves on the cutting board, so that the center of the onion (that you just cut through) is .   Chop vertically Take one onion half and lay it flat on your cutting board. Holding the root end, carefully cut vertically, making sure not to slice all the way through. Tip: Leave the root side intact to make chopping easier. Chop horizontally Rotate the onion and slice vertically down through the onion, still leaving the root end intact. However, once they were incorporated into a more complexly flavored dish—braised green beans with tomatoes—very few tasters could identify the older onions. Lesson learned: If onions are a mere accent in your dish, feel free to prep them in advance. If they’re a focal point, chop them right before using.

  You’ve probably been cutting onions wrong your whole life. PREPARE to have your mind blown. There’s a simple way to cut an onion that prevents tears and gives you the perfect dice. 1. Using a large sharp knife, trim off stem end of onion and cut it in half lengthways, through root end. 2. Peel off skin on both halves, leaving root end attached.   How to finely chop an onion - with no waste and no fuss. Let us know any tips or techniques you'd like to see.#GordonRamsay #Cooking Gordon Ramsay's Ultimate. Considerations Manual vs. electric. Manual: Manual choppers are operated by either pressing or spinning mechanisms. Press: With a box-style chopper, you push the onion through a sharp grate to dice it into different shapes, usually small other models, you place the onions in a bowl and press a button to operate angled blades to strategically dice.

  How to Slice Onions. Easy! See directions for chopped onions, but stop after Step 2. Then chop off the root end to set the slices free. How to Make Onion Rings. Slice the onion from pole to pole, discarding the stem. Toss the rings in a bowl to loosen the layers. How to Shred Onions. Peel the onion.   Place the onion, cut-side down and holding the top of the onion, make a few horizontal cuts (about 4) from the stem end to the root, making sure to leave the root end intact (don't cut all .   Slice an onion in half lengthwise. Stand an onion on its root end. Use a sharp knife to cut it from the top, stem end down towards the root. You will be left with two halves, each containing half of a root and half of a stem. Use this technique if your recipe calls for any of the following: "French-cut," "julienned," "thinly-sliced," or "thin-cut.".   The knife will cut through the onion cell walls evenly, resulting in less onion fumes being released. Now, on to the chopping How to Chop an Onion Step #1. Pick out your onion. Ain’t it a beaut? Step #2. Slice off the stem. And slice off a thin part of the root. Step #3. Make a cut vertically through the middle of the root to the bulb.