Camila Villafañe

By Camila Villafañe

LifeBuzz Staff

You’ve Been Chopping Onions Wrong Your Entire Life. Look How The Pros Do It.

Cooking doesn't have to be ugly. It certainly shouldn't make you ball your eyes out either. But when you're cutting onions, it's just inevitable. Sure you could totally work around it by taking onions off your menu completely, but that's just wrong. Fortunately, a YouTube chef has discovered an awesome way to kick those noxious tear-causing gases in the butt and he's sharing his awesome technique with you so you never have to shed another tear in the kitchen ever again. Well... unless it's related to something other than onions.

Jack Scalfani wants to show you how not cry in the kitchen.

At least when you're cutting an onion that is. So the host of YouTube's "Cooking With Jack Show" decided to share his secret and it's not a tear jerker.

Jack Scalfani wants to show you how not cry in the kitchen.

Cooking With Jack Show / YouTube

The first thing you have to do is find the base of the onion.

In case you've been living under a cave or don't cook, that's where all the roots are. The other extreme looks like a ponytail in a way. Got it? Lets proceed. You will NOT believe how this man cuts onions!

The first thing you have to do is find the base of the onion.

Cooking With Jack Show / YouTube

You'll have to do this before you start peeling the onion.

But you'll need a small knife before figuring out where you're going to start cutting, which in this case just happens to be around the base of the onion.

You'll have to do this before you start peeling the onion.

Cooking With Jack Show / YouTube

Now that you're ready to cut, you need to know how to cut the onion correctly.

Make sure and leave a thin circle between the root of the onion and the circle you make with your knife.

Now that you're ready to cut, you need to know how to cut the onion correctly.

Cooking With Jack Show / YouTube

The piece you cut out should be like a cone.

So stick the knife in at an angle and start cutting a cone shape out of the onion with a paring knife around a third of the way into the otherwise eye-searing veggie.

The piece you cut out should be like a cone.

Cooking With Jack Show / YouTube

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