I'm sick of crying like a baby every time I chop onions, aren't you?  I mean, I have tried every trick in the book.  Partially freezing the onion first, keeping the root intact, holding a piece of bread in my mouth to absorb the gas that the onion's now broken cells are emitting, etc...  And to be perfectly honest, I am an efficient and effective onion chopper so I do it pretty quickly too!  But despite my knife skills I am extremely sensitive to the gas that onions emit so I am crying like a baby within a few cuts....like mascara running down my face crying.  And that just sets me up to chop a finger off since I can't see what I'm doing despite my good knife skills!

So I say, enough is enough!  And poor Christian shouldn't have to be the designated onion chopper in our family all the time. So despite how ridiculous it makes me look, I have been chopping onions happily for the past month wearing my swimming goggles.  Ridiculous? A bit.  Effective and time-saving?  Absolutely.




  1. Anna

    I have to tell you….I tried this trick today and it totally worked! My husband thought I was a bit ridiculous, but so what! Thanks for the great tip Savory Girl!

    • SavoryGirl (Author)

      Great, glad you liked the tip…embrace your inner culinary geek! Christian makes fun of me too, but he’d prefer I look silly over me begging him to chop the onions for me :)

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