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Offline mairim

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chopping onions without liquid in bottom of bowl
« on: January 05, 2012, 03:21:58 pm »
One of the things I had hoped for my new Thermomix was chopping onions without that liquid in the bottom of the bowl that made me stop doing in it my food processor.  But 4 minutes at speed 4, for 1 1/2 large onions cut in eighths did not chop them finely enough and there was some liquid.  Is there some secret to doing this, or must I go back to doing it the old-fashioned way with a knife? :(

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Re: chopping onions without liquid in bottom of bowl
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2012, 05:20:06 pm »
Mairim chopping onions in the TM for 4 minutes is a long time :o Try dropping the quartered onions onto running blades on speed 41/2 until the desired consistency is required.
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Re: chopping onions without liquid in bottom of bowl
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2012, 05:38:58 pm »
Thanks!  I'll try that next time.

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Re: chopping onions without liquid in bottom of bowl
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2012, 07:27:21 pm »
i agree with CC way to long. i turbo mine for a few sec then scarpe down the side and repeat a few times
i don't need a recipe i'm italian

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Re: chopping onions without liquid in bottom of bowl
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2012, 08:39:41 pm »
Dropping them onto running blades works best for me.  Just be aware that the TMX is so fast you literally only need a couple of seconds.  If you are doing large quantities, you may need to do them in batches - I've never needed to do more than 1 or 2 at a time so not sure what happens if you want to chop a larger quantity.  Fundj, I suspect you've probably done larger batches then me, do you know the answer to this one?
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Re: chopping onions without liquid in bottom of bowl
« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2012, 08:42:44 pm »
I do 2 sec/speed 5, check to see if I want it finer but generally it is OK for me as I like textured onion, not pulp. That is one large onion cut into half. I'm sure you meant 4 seconds and not 4 minutes mairim.
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Re: chopping onions without liquid in bottom of bowl
« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2012, 09:13:48 pm »
Cuilidh usually for larger batches of chopped onions i will confit them. i scarpe down the sides and also i pick up the jug a toss a few times that works for me. it all depends on what i am making if its a nap suace i only turbo a few times i like texture for a napolitana sauce
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Re: chopping onions without liquid in bottom of bowl
« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2012, 12:19:23 am »
Speed 5 is the way to go!
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Re: chopping onions without liquid in bottom of bowl
« Reply #8 on: January 11, 2012, 04:04:11 pm »
I did mean seconds, not minutes.  I'll try dropping them on the blades, and running only 2 seconds and will report on the results.