Needed rain outside is one thing. The flood of tears that usually accompanies spiralizing onions is another thing entirely.
I spent the morning prepping ingredients for tomorrow’s class at Highfield. Concerned that I might be choking the attendees with onion fumes as I merrily twirled an onion into perfect strands, I decided to do a little research on techniques to avoid tears from onion fumes.
I think that I may have found a winner. At least it worked for me today. Martha Stewart has stated that cutting an onion next to a flame (gas stove, or a candle) will prevent the fumes from attacking your eyes. What can I say? I believe Martha, so I tried it. I combined her technique with another that I had heard about. Many sources claim that keeping the root end intact limits the spread of fumes.
Well, I set up the spiralizer next to my gas stove and lit one of the burners. Two large onions later and no tears. It’s a good thing, as Martha is fond of saying.