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How to Chop an Onion Without Crying Like a 4-Year-Old

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So you found this recipe for slow-cooker carnitas tacos. Umm, yeah, that'll do. You get all of your ingredients together and start by chopping the onion it calls for. At least you think it's an onion--you can't really see it through your waterfall of tears. Never again. Here are five ways to prevent onions from making it look like you just watched the end of Marley & Me.

Chill before you chop. Here's how.


Carbo load. Here's how.


Season the blade. Here's how.


Stay sharp. Here's how.


Wear Goggles. Here's how.



How To Cut Onions Without Tears