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How to remove bitterness from onions: 5 best ways

Iryna MelnichenkoFood
Red onions
Red onions. Source: pixabay.com

Onions are an indispensable ingredient in the preparation of sauces, appetizers, soups, pie fillings and minced meat. To prevent onions from being bitter, they can be soaked in water and vinegar and can also be treated with salt.

Onions

FoodOboz editors share useful tips and the 5 best ways to remove bitterness from onions.

Pickled onions

Vinegar

Mix 200 ml of water with 2 tbsp of vinegar, salt, and sugar. Stir and pour the mixture over the onions. Leave for 30 minutes.

Boiling water

Pickled onions with vinegar

Chop the onion, put it in a colander and pour boiling water over it. Then rinse with cool water and you can use the finished onions for cooking.

It is worth noting that such onions will remain crispy and very tasty, completely without bitterness.

Microwave oven

How to remove bitterness from onions using a microwave oven

Chop the onion, put it in a bowl, add water, and microwave it for 15 seconds. You can add salt but do not add water. Afterwards, rinse the onions with water.

Salt

Salt

Thinly slice the onion, add salt, spread it well and leave it for 15 minutes. Then rinse the onions with water. Alternatively, you can pour water and salt over the onions and leave them for 10-15 minutes, then rinse them.

Lemon juice

Chop the onion, add lemon juice diluted with water and leave for 20-30 minutes. Then rinse with cold water.

Onions without bitterness

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