#1. CHOPPING ONIONS MAKE YOU CRY ???
WONDER WHY ???
Well when you cut the basal plate (or root) of an onion, it releases an enzyme. That enzyme reacts with the rest of the onion to release a gas. When that gas combines with water, it creates an acid. If that water is in your eye, then you have acid in the eye! hence the tears as your body tries to remove it.
CHEFFIE TIP :
1. Chill the onions in the freezer for 10 to 15 minutes before cutting them. This reduces the amount of the acid enzyme released into the air and has zero effect on taste.
2. Slice, dice or chop your onion on your board, as near to an open flame (gas hob) as possible. The gas released by the onion is drawn into the flame.