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    Grated onion

    Wed Jun 02, 2010 10:57 am Groupie
    I have never heard of grating an onion. But I found a Swedish meatball recipe that calls for it. It's an authentic recipe. Can I just use minced onion instead? I have no desire to grate an onion! I would think my eyes would be miserable.
    Shirl (J) 831
    Wed Jun 02, 2010 6:24 pm
    Forum Host
    sure !!!
    go for it no biggy at all
    Wed Jun 09, 2010 1:57 pm
    Forum Host
    icon_biggrin.gif Or ... go outside and sit on your kitchen steps. Clean the onion, and grate on the largest holes of your cheese grater.

    Cover the grated onion with a kitchen towel, take inside, and rinse the grater immediately under a running tap, as well as any surface you used to balance on your knees outside ... icon_lol.gif icon_lol.gif

    Out in the open air the mist-which-makes-us-cry dissipates and does not have the same effect as inside in the kitchen! icon_wink.gif
    Wed Jun 09, 2010 2:20 pm Groupie
    Cool! I've never heard of that. Thanks a lot!
    Wed Aug 18, 2010 11:35 am
    Semi-Experienced "Sous Chef" Poster
    I have used the grinder on my mixer many times to make hash. When my grandma taught me how to cook she taught me to grind the onions after the meat and then run a couple crackers or slice of bread through to soak up the juice and prevent the tears. The recipe calls for bread crumbs any way so it just makes them mix with the onions and cleans to grinder too.
    PaulO in MA
    Thu Aug 19, 2010 4:20 pm Groupie
    This thread made me think of the onion goggles that are available. Swimming goggles would work, too.

    I was mincing onions once and my wife heard, "OW! Ouch! Ouch! Ouch!"

    "What's the matter? What did you do?"

    "The one hing you're never suposed to do!"

    She was icon_question.gif .

    "I rubbed my eye while cutting onions!"

    She started laughing.
    Riverside Len
    Wed Jan 19, 2011 1:05 am Groupie
    My response may not be timely but might benefit someone else.

    I just grated an onion today for meatballs. Sure, you can mince an onion instead but (a) a grated onion incorporates into the recipe more nicely, I think it produces better flavor than minced, (b) grating an onion takes less time than mincing so it should result in less eye irritation.

    My tip for onion grating, leave the root end on your onion as this will help hold it together.
    PaulO in MA
    Wed Jan 19, 2011 7:38 am Groupie
    I had to dice a lot of onion for something a while ago. I went upstairs and got my swim goggles. They worked great. No discomfort at all.
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