To remove onion from hands after working with them: Rinse under cold water (hot water sets the onions.) Proceed to give them a good rub in salt before washing off in cold water. Then wash hands with hot water and soap. Repeat if necessary.
Poached Egg Tip
An option for a better held together poached egg, aka a prettier poached egg, place an egg (still in the shell) in a pot of boiling water for 10 seconds then remove. This will give the egg a very soft set that will help hold it together when you break it into the boiling water.
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