Can that Chop Wizard really dice? I see how it can cut in the shape of fries, but how could it possible dice (small cubes)? I just don’t believe it. Anyone used one?
Bell peppers are a lot harder to dice than onions to me.
If the onions are mainly to put on hotdogs, a "Frite" cutter or guillotine might be the way to go … even if a smaller dice means running them thru twice. Here’s a whole page of them at affordable prices …
hit ebay and the like.
I just watched a video of that little darling. I’m going to sell my house and invest in the company.
I Googled for images on those. I have spent countless hours chopping what would be a snap with one of those. I’ll be comparing them with vegetable processors. Thank you.
Dr of BBQ
Excellant ideas both thank you very much.
I always do this with slices of red onion to be used in a salad.
Like a chahm it woiks.
I usually slice my onions with a Borner V-slicer but if I have a large amount I need diced, I peel and quarter them and throw in a blender (Osterizer) and top with water. A few pulses and then I pour them into a mesh wire strainer. Repeat as needed. The onions are chopped nicely and it tames them down some to boot! Wearing disposable gloves keeps the hands smelling clean and is the smart thing to do anyway.
Wel I tried the GFS onions, and I agree, they are diced large. A funny thing too. Yesterday I retreived some out of the fridge. They kind of tasted a little rancid at first. Maybe they were just old before I bought them. At my local commisary a lady advised me that these particular onions do not keep very long. I bought a five pound bag. I’ll check them out today and see how they are.
Dr of BBQ
I was buying from GFS Uncle Vic, and I can make do with the size of the cut but their onions are very strong.
Do you know of any tricks to help them to lose some of that strong onion flavor?
myway.. GFS sells them bags of onions pre-chopped. Only thing I dont like about them is the size of the cut.. Prefer mine a tad bit finer (when topping hot dogs).
Thanks everyone, good suggestions, I’ll try them out.
i suggest you get a ‘chopper’ its a little gadget
sold at qvc for a real cheap price.
"The Vidalia Chop Wizard Compact Chopper with 2 Blades" at QVC for only 17.99
plus, the best way to keep from crying when chopping onions…..delegate, delegate delegate……lol
I soak the onions in a bath of ice water for thirty or so minutes and it seems to tame them.
While not an exact answer to your question this small factoid could be of interest. The Beacon Drive Inn in Spartanburg, SC does not skin its onion used for onion rings and chops them w/ a machete. No one cares because you get so many and I actually like the fried skins.
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