How to Chop Onions
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Securing your board:
Which knife to use:
Protecting your fingers:
1. Cut off the tip.
2. Turn the onion on the flat edge and cut it in half.
The onion should be lying on the flat surface you created by cutting off the tip. Remember to use your claw hand when chopping the onion in half.
3. Peel the outer layers.
4. Make one or two horizontal cuts.
5. Cut across the top of the onion.
6. Turn and slice across the onion.
7. Flip it over to get the most out of your onion.
8. Bonus tip: Don't scrape the sharp side of your knife to get the onions off the board.
For dishes with raw onion slices:
1. Cut off the tip, cut the onion in half, and peel off the outer layers.
2. Cut across the lines of the onion.
When you cut across the lines of the onion, your onion slices are more likely to break down when cooking and become mushy. So you want to only use this method for dishes with raw onions.
For dishes with cooked onion slices:
1. Cut off the tip, cut the onion in half, and peel the outer layers.
2. Cut off the root.
We don't need it to hold the onion together for this method.
3. Cut along the lines of the onion.
When you cut with the lines of the onion, the slices will stay more intact and retain their structure while cooking.