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I started cooking as a kid and have found it to be a passion for me throughout my life. I've worked in a cooking specialty store, ran a catering company and most importantly, fed my family and expressed my love for them through food.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Cry Me a River...Tip for taking the bite out of onions

With chili season in full swing, and I love chopped onions and cheese on mine, I thought I'd share this easy tip for taking the bite out of onions.

If working with chopped onions to be used raw, simply place them in a strainer (the wire mesh kind) and place the strainer in a bowl of cold water for about 5-10 minutes.  Pull the strainer out of the water, shake off the water or pat with a paper towel.  That's it. 

You'll be amazed by how the onions are now crisp and flavorful without being too overpowering.  Happy Eating!

1 comment:

  1. Great idea Lori and thanks for the tip. Love onions on chili too! mmmmmmmm Chili. I love it so much that I had a dream once where I thought I should have a nickname and stated I wanted everyone to call me Chili Taco. Which by the way, I now wonder why is not more popular. Think of your favorite chili in a taco shell with onions and cheese, how can that not be good? Maybe mini chili tacos for apps?