5 Things You Should Never Put in Your Potluck Dish
You're probably not going to bring triple garlic dip or raw shellfish to a friend's get-together, but there are some less obvious foods to avoid, too.
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Raw Red Onions
Red onions can add a critical zip to green salads and sandwiches and are often served raw because of their gorgeous color, which fades when cooked. Still, they have a pungent taste that can linger for hours or even days, and some people suffer indigestion or heartburn after eating them.
Watered-down red onions. Soaking slices of the onion in a bowl of cold water for 10 minutes before adding them to a dish will significantly lessen their bite. Or use scallions instead—they give dishes a subtly sharp note but aren't as strong.
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