How to Chop an Onion

The quickest & easiest way to dice an onion. Bonus Corny Joke: The only tears you'll cry, are tears of joy

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How to Chop an Onion Recipe
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Here is the quickest and easiest way to dice an onion. I'm using an 8 inch Chef Knife. Standard cutting tool and a must for any kitchen

Here is the quickest and easiest way to dice an onion. I'm using an 8 inch Chef Knife. Standard cutting tool and a must for any kitchen

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First, cut off the top tip of the onion. Leave the bottom with the root on. This will hold the onion together while you chop it up

First, cut off the top tip of the onion. Leave the bottom with the root on. This will hold the onion together while you chop it up

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Next flip the onion onto the top side you just cut off and cut the onion in half right down the middle of the root. The root will keep both halves intact

Next flip the onion onto the top side you just cut off and cut the onion in half right down the middle of the root. The root will keep both halves intact

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Just like this

Just like this

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Now peel the skin off both halves

Now peel the skin off both halves

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Now make a few vertical cuts, equal distance apart. Only cut about 3/4 the length of the onion so it still holds itself together. The more cuts you make, the smaller the dice.

Now make a few vertical cuts, equal distance apart. Only cut about 3/4 the length of the onion so it still holds itself together. The more cuts you make, the smaller the dice.

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Make 1 horizontal cut in the onion. Remember to only go 3/4 the length!

Make 1 horizontal cut in the onion. Remember to only go 3/4 the length!

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Now turn the onion and chop across the vertical lines you made earlier to your desirable size and there you have it...

Now turn the onion and chop across the vertical lines you made earlier to your desirable size and there you have it...

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A nicely chopped onion. Pro style!

A nicely chopped onion. Pro style!

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Here is a video showing the cutting portion (Steps 6-9)

Here is a video showing the cutting portion (Steps 6-9)

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Thanks for reading/watching! If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask.

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