Taking the Bite Out of Red Onions

I’ve had a few requests from friends to share some of the tips and tricks I use around the kitchen, so here goes!

I use onion, especially red onions, frequently in my dishes. I really enjoy strong flavors. However, sometimes these potent little things can be too strong and over power other more subtle, yet important, flavors in a dish.

Chop the red onion as the recipe calls for, then place the onions in a bowl of cold water. Let sit for a few minutes, about 10 minutes. Then drain and pat dry.

Voila! Your red onions will now have a toned down flavor! Perfect, if say, you’re making a gyro!

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