GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOTV) — Don’t ever shed another tear when it comes to chopping an onion. WOTV 4 Women’s Healthy Eats expert Margaux Drake shows you a quick and easy way to slice and dice an onion in no time!
Step by step guide: dice an onion
Cut the stem end off first, but leave the root side in tact, that keeps the onion together while slicing and dicing.
Make a shallow vertical cut down the side to get to the peel easily.
Peel the onion to remove any dried outer layers.
Cut the onion lengthwise through the stem and the root, leaving two halves.
Place one of the halves cut side down on a cutting board with the root end pointing left.
Make 2 to 3 horizontal slices, parallel with the cutting board, from the stem end almost to the root end but not cutting through it.
Then turn the root end away from you, take your knife and cut with the ribs of the onion, again not cutting trough the root.
Turn the root end to the left again, and keeping your fingertips tucked back safely use your knuckles as your guide, make your final cuts through the onion.
*When you get close to the root, place the onion flat and finish your dicing leaving just the tiny square piece with the root to toss in the compost.
*Perfectly diced onion, FAST and SAFE…every time.