Have you ever wondered how chefs so effortlessly chop onions? I certainly did. It used to take me a long time to cut up an onion to the point where I felt like it was a decent dice!
That all changed when I studied abroad in Italy and took a cooking class where the instructor taught us this awesome trick!
This way of dicing an onion is simple and works perfectly every time! Its a quick and easy way to avoid those onion tears…
1. Start by cutting one end off the onion leaving it with a flat bottom
2. Place the onion flat side down on the cutting board and slice in half down the center of the onion
3. Peel each half of the onion
4. Lay onion lengthwise, flat side down on the cutting board
5. Slice slits into the onion lengthwise, make sure not to cut all the way to the end of the onion so the slits are all still connected to the bottom, holding it together
6. Next, begin to chop the onion width wise, this will give you that perfect dice!
7. Once you near the end of you onion, flip the onion so the side you were slicing width wise is now face down on the cutting board and the end of the onion is sticking up, continue you to slice
8. Again, once you have neared the end of the onion, flip it back on its side and finish off chopping until all you’re left with is the small nub on the end of the onion