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How to chop an onion


 

 



Slice the top off the onion

Take a whole onion and slice off the pointy top part, leaving the root end intact.



Cut in half and peel off skin

Cut the onion in half through the root, then peel off the papery skin.



Make a series of cuts through the onion

With the root end of the onion half facing away from you, make a series of fine lengthwise cuts, avoiding cutting the root. Repeat with the other onion half.


Dice the onion

Make a series of fine crosswise cuts through each onion half until you reach the root. It will fall onto the chopping board neatly diced.



Sliced instead of diced onion

Onion slices are great in salads, sandwiches and burgers, and when you cook onion slices they caramelize easily. To cut the onion into slices, simply follow steps 1 and 2 but instead of making a series of lengthwise cuts at step 3, make a series of fine crosswise cuts and the onion will fall away into half-rings.

 

 

 

 

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