Onions are the most used vegetable in the world, but they are not for everyone. Some people find the flavour of onions to be too strong and so they avoid using the vegetables in their recipes. What a lot of people don’t know is that you can still enjoy their flavour and crunchiness, without it becoming too overwhelming.

Some onions are milder than others, but if you wish to make the flavour even more mild, you can soak sliced onions in ice for 20 to 30 minutes, or sprinkle them with vinegar or lemon. Onions soaked in ice also get very crisp, so this trick can give life to an older onion. Sprinkling them with vinegar or lemon will make them slightly softer but will also add a new flavour and reduce the natural bitter taste of the onion.

This is a good trick to use on older onions because, while some onions are naturally more pungent than others, all onions that have been in storage for a while are going to be much stronger flavoured than their younger counterparts.

One thing that this trick also helps with, is that soaking the onions will prevent them from making you cry. Some other tricks that help with this are: freezing the onion, using a super sharp knife to cut it or keep a piece of bread in your mouth.

M&P Engineering is a world leading UK based manufacturer of food processing equipment, including our famous Onion Peeling machines.

Our Large Onion Peeling machine uses a dry peeling process, resulting in no waste slurry. It can peel, top and tail onions with diameters between 45mm and 115mm using its self-adjustable floating knife assemblies.  The peeler uses compressed air to remove the skin, resulting in optimum end-product appearance. The large onion peeler has a raw material input rate of 750kg per hour when working at optimum speeds but can be adjusted to suit the needs of the processor.

As well as our onion peeling machines, we also supply other food processing equipment, such as our freshcut machinery, our Carousel Grid Cutting machine and our Radish Top & Tailer.

To find out more information about M&P Engineering’s products please call us on +44 0161 872 8378 or contact us here.

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