I hate cutting onions. I’ve tried everything – put it in the freezer, wear googles, using the Slap Chop… but I honestly will avoid certain recipes if I have to dice an onion. Luckily since my college roomie taught me how to easily chop an onion (thanks Erin!), I really don’t have any more excuses… but if you want to be sous chef – I definitely won’t turn you away.
Here is how I chop an onion…
Step 1. Cut off the roots/both ends of the onion
Step 2. Remove the skin
Step 3. Cut the onion in half (be sure to cut in the same direction of the lines on the onion)
Step 4. Lay the onion cut side down and slice top to bottom stopping 1/4 inch of so from the bottom (you don’t want to cut all the way through)
Step 5. Rotate the onion 90 degrees and slice completely through from top to bottom
Step 6. You should be left with little squares (a few little chops here and there can help to break apart any pieces that snuck their way through any chopping.)
For “How to Slice a Watermelon” click here!
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