Wednesday, February 10, 2010

WFMW ~ Onion Shortcut

I do not enjoy chopping onions!  I know there are ways to cut down on the fumes so you don't cry - like keeping the onions cold and not cutting into the root, but I still don't enjoy the odors.  I do it anyway of course!  But I do have a product I use when I feel the need for an onion shortcut.

Frozen chopped onions work for me!  I love having these on hand.  Sometimes I only need a little onion in a recipe and sometimes I don't have a fresh onion on hand, and sometimes I just don't feel like chopping the onion - LOL!  These are just simply sweet Spanish onions that are chopped and frozen - nothing added.  I do find it very amusing that they have to show us that there are no trans fats as if there would be in onions!

These are kept frozen - I just throw some into soup right from the freezer or into the frying pan to saute slightly for a recipe.  I suppose you could do this yourself by finely chopping up onions, spreading them on a sheet to freeze and then bagging them.  This is just easier for me!

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Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful Wednesday friends!


  1. Interesting. I've never seen these in the grocery store. I buy the large yellow Spanish onions - they don't give off many fumes. I find wearing contacts helps a lot too!


  2. another tip for not crying is: stick your tongue out while you are chopping. the fumes automatically cling to the moisture and your eyes won't sting. You do tend to look silly, but I think that is a small price to pay...

    of course pre-chopped saves a lot more than just "crying" so your way is probably a LOT better LOL

  3. Prechooped onions aren't available at my store either:-(

  4. I have found chopped frozen onions in a couple different areas in stores - either with the frozen veggies or with the tater tots, hashbrowns and frozen breakfast foods. I buy these at WinCo, but have seen another brand at other stores. Hope that helps!

  5. I've never seen these either. But I will definitely look for them now. Thanks for sharing!

  6. That's a GREAT idea...I also hate to chop onions!!

  7. I rarely use onions, but when I do, I go this route too. It's so much easier and quicker!

  8. That's a neat idea. I'm a SEVERE eye burner when it comes to chopping onions, it's bad. If Kim's here, I'll ask her to do it, her's don't burn!

  9. Great idea. Lisa! I have contacts so the onion fumes don't bother me too much, but this sure would speed up dinner preparations!

  10. That's pretty neato! As long as I have my contacts in and covering my retina, my eyes will never tear up. So I make sure I'm not wearing my glasses when I cook! LOL!

    Big Tears belong on your pillow not on your food size hugs to you!

    Have a fabulous day my friend.

  11. I must find some of these! My eyes tear and burn so bad that I literally can't see a thing in the kitchen.

    When I was growing up, I remember my dad chopping onions in the kitchen...and I would be in a completely different room and still feeling miserable from the fumes.


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