Like butter or wine, onion can make or break your recipe--the secret is in the serving. Delicate, thin slices are ideal for achieving the perfect pop of flavor that won’t send you running for the mints immediately after eating. But unless your slicing skills are on point and your knife set is freshly sharpened, it can be difficult to achieve the perfect thinness (especially if your eyes are watering while you chop).
Steal this genius trick from Little Things to bypass the bad breath and frustration. Using just a potato peeler, you can cut paper-thin slices of onion in a matter of seconds for everything from sandwiches to quick pickles. Watch the short video below to get her technique--and maybe keep those mints around, just in case.