How To: Chop an onion!

Many, many, many of you and many, many, many of my students often ask me how to: chop a onion, dice a carrot, mince garlic, butterfly chicken and other basics cooking skills. Thus I have decided to create a new category to post tutorials on how to get some of the basics necessary to run a successful kitchen.

Today we start with the evil of all young chef: onions!

They make you cry when you chop them,

they fall apart while you chop them

and it seems almost impossible to get nice and even pieces.

Well, there is a trick that I’m going to show you, which will make your life A LOT easier.

First thing first grab an onion and cut off the root ends

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Peel off the skin and cut the onion in half

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Holding knife parallel to cutting board, make 2 or 3 horizontal slices

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then slice straight down to cutting board, almost but not quite to root end

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Slice crosswise straight down to cutting board to create even-size pieces

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Easy as pie 🙂


– LittleDani

About the author:

An Italian living in China with a strong passion for cooking! Browse my 'left-overs' session for many tasty grub!. Follow her on Twitter / Facebook.