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Old 10-25-2005, 08:35 PM   #1
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Potato Salad

Hmm i shoudl bring my camera more often in the kitchen.
Made potatoe salad today after making my eyes all red finely dicing 2 white onions anyone have a method of preventing that from happening?

neways potaoe salad
2 white onions finely diced
8stalks of celery sliced into .5 cm slices
1 red onion sliced
10 potaotes cubed and cooked in water then strained
7 table spoons (i think we just took 5 really big spoonfuls [spoon being about 4 inchs long and 2 inches wide] of mayo
3 talbespoons of dijon mustard
white pepper and salt

combine all together and taste. if there isn't the consistency of potatoe salad add more mayo and more msutard if you like the spicy taste. optional to add hard boiled eggs

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Old 10-25-2005, 08:45 PM   #2
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Cold onions and a very sharp knife.
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Old 10-25-2005, 09:14 PM   #3
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I use green onions in my potato salad...prevents the tears and adds color to the salad!
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Old 10-25-2005, 09:43 PM   #4
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I use green onions in my potato salad...prevents the tears and adds color to the salad!
I often do the same thing too, chives are also wonderful in potato salads.

I recall reading somewhere (sorry can't recall where) that a large part of the onion-tear reaction was actually caused by a reaction in your nose and that a nose plug or other safe means of preventing the smell from getting into your nose was a good way to cut down on the tears (lol, it could be an old wive's tale though, but it's worth a try ).
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Old 10-25-2005, 11:07 PM   #5
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Yeah.. industrial goggles. No I'm not kidding. There are goggles avalilable at Home Depot, etc.. for sawing. They work great in the kitchen.


Second choice.. a food chopper. A little hand type. I got mine at a Pampered Chef party but I'm sure you can find one at KMart....
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Old 10-26-2005, 05:43 AM   #6
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I have my hubby do it... ;)
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Old 10-26-2005, 06:16 AM   #7
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I have my hubby do it... ;)
Smart gal!!

I'll admit since I got a food processor I've practically stopped worring about the onion & tears issue. It is super handy, especially if you've got tons of onions to dice
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Old 10-26-2005, 07:19 AM   #8
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Mayo and dijon is a good combo. Re chopping the onions - Wear sunglasses and chop fast.
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Old 10-26-2005, 09:30 AM   #9
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I have heard that turning on the gas burner or lighting a candle will help some with cutting onions. I have tried the gas burner and it seems to work. Either that or I had some mild onions. Not too sure about the candle though.
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Old 10-26-2005, 09:38 AM   #10
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I have two methods that work great:
Wash your peeled & halved onion off in cold water, or...
sprinkle halved onion and cutting board with lemon juice.
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