How Do You Chop Onions?


Quick Answer

To chop an onion, gather an onion, a sharp chef's knife and a cutting board. Begin the process by cutting off 1/2 inch of one of the ends of the onion.

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How Do You Chop Onions?
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  1. Slice in half vertically
  2. Lay the onion on the side with the stem chopped off and slice it in half.

  3. Peel the skin
  4. Start to peel the skin off of the onion, throwing it away in a refuse bin. If using half an onion, leave the skin on the unused half intact and wrap it.

  5. Cut the onion vertically
  6. Start to chop the onion vertically using the flat side of it as a base. Do not cut all the way through.

  7. Cut the onion horizontally
  8. Rotate the onion and start chopping it in the other direction. For smaller pieces, make the cuts close together.

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