A very eensie, weensie, teensie problem to have to deal with compared to the real problems out there in the world today . . . but my onions are giving me fits!
I had a nice crop of onions, both red and yellow, from my garden this past gardening season. I use a lot of onions in cooking, but the act of peeling them is driving me bonkers.
Nice onions that they are, they are just about impossible to peel. That last skin lying next to the inner onion just won't come off. It's as if it was super glued on. I stand at the counter and try and try to peel it off but all I can manage to separate are very little pieces of the onion skin. Losing all patience and hacking at the onion results in wasting more onion than I want to.
I don't know if it was the way the onions grew this year or something (bad) that happened when I dried and cured them for storage. I didn't do anything different than I usually do.
Have any of you ever experienced this? Any ideas or tricks for peeling an onion that wants to hang on to its innermost/protective skin? I'm having the problem with both the yellow and red onions.
the quotidian (10.23.17)
4 hours ago