I hate cutting onion.
And then I thought, "Cooked onions don't make me cry. It's too bad I can't precook the onion and then cut it."
Then I thought, "Hey, why not?"
|Somebody else's microwave (Wikimedia Commons)|
I was a bit relieved when it didn't explode.
I took it out and it still had that eye-burning thing going on, so I put it in for another 30 seconds.
15 would have been perfect.
I let it cool while I was cutting up everything else, then I cut it up and threw it in the soup without crying!
Just be careful, it makes the onion super slippery.