Onions are used in a wide variety of dishes, but the way they are cut changes their flavor, texture, and heat. This paper introduces the taste, texture, and recommended cooking methods for onions cut in two different ways: along the "fibers" or cut in two different directions.
How to Store Onions
How to store fresh on ions
How to cut onions
Cut along the fiber
Cutting onions along the fibers (lengthwise) preserves the crispy texture of the onion. It is also possible to make the most of the onion's tight and pungent flavor. Since they do not lose their shape easily, it is recommended to cut them into thin slices or wedges and use them in soups, stir-fries, kakiage (deep-fried vegetables), or stews such as meat and potatoes or stews.
Reference] " Honey Pork" recipe with thinly sliced onions
How to cut to break the fibers
Cutting onions so as to break their fibers (horizontally) gives them a loose, soft texture and makes them easier to cook in a shorter time. Also, since the cells are broken, the pungent component is released and the sweetness of the onion is more easily felt. Recommended for stewing or eating raw in salads. If sliced into round slices, they are perfect for onion rings for grilled meat or barbecue.
Reference: " Onion Garlic Butter Steak" recipe using sliced onions.
Cut the core of the onion into triangles and trim off the core to make it easier to loosen!
Onions can be used in a variety of dishes such as grilled, simmered, and fried. Make use of onions in a variety of dishes by changing their flavor and texture depending on how you cut them!