How to Cut an Onion Without Crying in Under 20 Seconds

by Rob Hartman

Be careful! use a sharp knife and don't miss!


  • 1 Onion
  • 1 Heavy wooden chopping board
  • 1 Sharp knife
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    1. Cut onion in half. This method works because you are removing both the tip and base quickly, however some onions are stronger than others so have a bag ready to bin the waste

    Step 2

    2. Place cut side down and remove base

    Step 3

    3. Pull the hard skin off from the top down

    Step 4

    4. Pull the skin straight off the base

    Step 5

    5. Place flat side down and remove top

    Step 6

    6. Repeat to other half and dice