How to Dice Onions

Basic cooking techniques

 
Rafael Sanches avatar
Rafael SanchesPublished on 77 days ago

One of the very first tasks a beginning cook should learn. There are plenty of ways to dice an onion. This is how I do it.

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What you will need

1 onion

1 sharp knife

How to cook

1

Remove stem side

Slice the tip off of the onion on the stem side. You only need to remove just enough to take off the outer skin.

2

Halve

Slice through the core and root tip of the onion to divide in two.

3

Peel

Peel away the papery outer skin. You may need to remove a couple of layers in order to get to the good part of the onion.

4

Slice perpendicular to root

Using the tip of your knife, slice towards the root end at roughly 1/4" intervals, but don't slice through the back. You want the onion to remain whole.

5

Slice towards root again

With your knife parallel to the cutting board, slice towards the root again. This creates a hatch pattern through the onion. Watch out for those fingers!

6

Dice

Now, when you slice from the tip, you end up with nice little chunks of onion.

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Rafael Sanches avatar
Rafael Sanches76 days ago ☰
this guy looks more professional though: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qms60P33nSc
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Paulo Stakteas75 days ago ☰
Congratulations, Rafael! Work Clean, Effective and Efficient!
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