How To Cut An Onion

Onions are a staple ingredient in many weeknight dinners, so you probably find yourself cutting them quite frequently. Everyone has their own method, but today we wanted to give you a quick photo tutorial to show you an easy way to cut an onion!

how to cut an onion


How To Dice An Onion:

Step 1: Cut the top off the onion.
**Note: Be sure to leave the root end on! It makes it easier to cut AND it’s where the highest concentration of sulfer compounds reside (what makes you cry) so leaving it intact means less tears while chopping!

Step 2: Peel away the outer skin.

Step 3: Cut the whole onion in half length-wise.

Step 4: Lay each half cut-side down on the cutting board. Make several evenly-spaced cuts from root end to stem end being careful not to cut through the root end.

Step 5: Hold the onion together and make horizontal cuts parallel to the cutting surface. Be sure to leave the root end intact.

Step 6: Make multiple cuts across the onion, adjusting the number of slices for desired dice size. Dispose of the root end.

Bonus tips:

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To cut onion slices or wedges: Cut a whole peeled onion in half from stem to root. Make evenly spaced cuts with the grain.

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For onion rings: Place a whole peeled onion on its side and slice crosswise every 1/4 to 1/2 inch. Separate each slice into individual rings.


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