The peel your onion-tip that’ll make you want to peel onions all day long

I know I can’t be the only one hating peeling onions. And I know I can’t be the only one getting that nasty little sharp peel under my nails and it hurts like hell (there, I said hell, it’s out in the open now). Also, I’m positive you recognize the feeling of trying to peel the onion and the peel just magically splits into a thousand small pieces that you have to try to peel of. Well, like I said, I know I can’t be the only one. Therefore I’m giving you the best tips you’ll probably ever get (when it comes to onion peeling that is). Enjoy!

Photo by Mind the Home

Photo by Mind the Home

This is how
1. Cut of the top of the onion (by the way, this goes for garlic as well).

2. Put the onion in your hand or in a strainer.

3. Pour hot water from the tap on the onion for a couple of minutes.

4. Voilà, now you can peel those bad onions in an instant!


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  1. This is brilliant! It’s not my biggest problem in the world, but this such a quick fix!

    And what a nice blog, I will continue reading the rest of the posts this weekend and check back for comments!

    • Hi Adriana! Agreed it might be an overstatement to say this is the biggest problem in the world! ;-) But like you said, a quick fix for easier kitchen duty (with this trick one can actually volunteer for it when everyone else is making excuses for themselves ;-))! I’m so glad you like the blog and I hope to see your name in the comments soon again! Best Regards, Linda at Mind the Home

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