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post #31 of 51
Forget about the onion and focus on the next task. I do not agree with the freezer method. Ahain, Sharp knife and focus on your next project. I mean really, When was the last time you cut onions for 500 French onion soups ? Or in fact that many onions for any event ???



Chop Chop :eek:

Such a petty thread. I mean really in todays cooking onions are every day. Big Deal.




Ha Ha Ha !!! YOU CAN ALWAYS BUY THEM, CUT TO SPECS ???????????????????:chef:

Then you pay me, ?????????????????
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post #32 of 51
Ma Facon,
Here in the Mexican rest. One can cut bags and bags. Plus being a part of most trinities I would think many bags are used. Has the use of the onion deminished? Are you one of the many people helping eliminate labor cost/cooks by supplying cleaned and cut produce to chefs?:smoking:
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post #33 of 51
:lol: :lol: :lol: Me, Simply old school brought in to new light. I don't advocate anything except from the ground up. If it be 10 bags of onions a day or 1 a week the same focus should be applied. In respect your q's. A day in the kitchen is just another ballet. :chef:


Sometimes I just slip them on and sometimes I Don't.............. I enjoy your reference to another thread.


How was your MD ??? We did a 1000 ala carte.
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post #34 of 51
Clogs are rank, Security is foremost. Soldiers in the field never wear slipons... Fashion belongs on the runway, And sometimes not even there...:chef:

Even the strap on type shoes are ???????????????????? Not in my kitchen...:chef:
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post #35 of 51
Try this:

post #36 of 51
epicous,
it wouldn't work, it's got holes in it, which would, in turn, let the gasses in. i've heard that sealed, i.e. cheap, goggles work well.
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post #37 of 51
Something like this?

post #38 of 51
now you're talkin. i've actually used one like that, while we were on a boat, and it worked wonders. in case you're wondering, it was a houseboat, so i wasn't outside. but it does look quite silly
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post #39 of 51
In addition to what everyone else already said, the answer is simple and controversial. Gum chewing is often not condoned in the modern day kitchen for sanitation purposes, but if you are playing prep bi*ch and need to cut a vast amount of onions, get some trident gum, the pieces are nice and small, keep it on the dl, most restaurants I have worked in would not allow for onions to soak a half an hour, there is simply too much work to be done, just chew some gum while you do the project and spit it out when you are done. Keep in mind there is a small amount of people that are super sensitive to the effects of onion schmoo, I myself am one, you sound like one, chew some fricken gum.
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post #40 of 51

I heard a candle works...

I'd have to start by saying that I could probably squirt onion juice in my eyes without much irritation, so I am not the best person to help you out here. I was once told that burning a candle on your cutting board kills the fumes that make you tear up. This tid-bit of info came from my last dishwasher, an older guy with a lot of stories and a total of two teeth in his head.
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post #41 of 51
Thats a bit like the one about stricking a match in the bathroom instead of using air freshener. I can see how it could work. I cut mine the way WarChef describes, and don't have trouble.
post #42 of 51
I know this is an old thread, but still no doubt a big problem. I couldn't resist answering with some advice my mum gave me and she still swears by it after 70 years of cooking.

She swears you avoid the tears by eating a piece of sour dough rye bread while slicing onions- just an excuse to eat rye bread I reckon - but the wierd thing is - it works for her. Go figure!
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post #43 of 51
i was once told if you stand in a bucket of cold water whilst chopping your eyes won't water! Hmmmm i think that may of been one of those nasty apprentice stories! but i guess it might take your mind off it for a while!:talk:
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post #44 of 51
hehehe it would take your mind off it I reckon. Can't say any of those goggles would be a good fashion statement. I used to go stick my head in a freezer when it got too bad (better than sticking your head in an oven....)
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post #45 of 51
Yup...that's what I want. 4 ovens on, 12 burners, double grill, sweat falling down the crack of my *ss like Niagara.......Let's put some some scuba gear so that we don't shed a tear

Actually learned this as a kid in an Italian restaurant. Find a tasty piece of bread and hold in your mouth. All the onioniness soaks in. Cut a couple onions, eat a little bread. No tears and a full stomach.

Enjoy!
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post #46 of 51
I thought this was the PROFESSIONAL chef's section! :lol::lol::lol::lol:
post #47 of 51
You forgot drink a little wine. :D
post #48 of 51

Sharp knife and plastic wrap

I agree... A sharp knife and a refrigerated onion are best. When I used to be the prep cook way back when in a restaurant in the city I was prepping the entremtier station, and needed to slice very thinly a 50lb. bag of onion per week. I would take plastic wrap, wrap it around my face with only my mouth exposed for breathing. Yeah it blinds you a little bit, but if you have good knife skills, you can cut with your eyes closed.
PS if you try this, make sure nobody is around to see you, because you will look positively insane!
post #49 of 51
I find this is the only thing that works for me...keeping my onions in the fridge, peel the skin off and let them soak in some cold water while I prep and cook.

I use onions in almost everything I cook and have a real sensitive mucus membrane and sense of smell...so before I used this method, I was a disaster cutting my onions, just like you!
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post #51 of 51
Get someone else to do it (if you are the boss)
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