How to Peal an Onion
Onions are used in various recipes and in many traditional dishes around the world. It is a versatile vegetable and can enhance flavors in your favorite dishes such as chili, bean soup, as a topping for hamburgers and sausages, in tacos, or on a salad. Many varieties of onions exist, but pealing an onion is a basic task. The following will provide the how to on pealing an onion.
What You Will Need
- Cutting Board
- Sharp Knife
Pealing an Onion
Step 1: Begin pealing the onion by cutting off the small end of the onion and discard the piece.
Step 2: Turn the onion around and carefully cut off the large end of the onion and discard the piece.
Step 3: Lay the onion on its side and carefully cut through the first layer (very thin) of onion.
Step 4: Using your thumb, grip the first layer and pull it off of the onion and discard the pealing.
Step 5: The onion is completely pealed and is ready for use. You can chop it up, slice or place it in a blender to finely mince the onion for sauces or gravy.
Using onion in omelets, soups, and other dishes can enhance the flavor and create unique taste combinations. Onions (Allium Cepa) belong to the lily family and are rich source of fructo-oligosaccharides. This can promote healthy bacteria in the colon and suppress harmful bacteria potentially reducing the risk of tumors and cancer developing in the colon. Western Yellow, New York Bold, and Northern Red contain the richest concentration of antioxidant and anti-proliferative activity making them more healthy than less pungent, and milder onion varieties. Go ahead, add some onion to your diet today!
Do you have any suggestions on the use of onions? What is your favorite recipe? Feel free to post suggestions or comments related to the use of onions.
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