Updated: Thursday, 01 Nov 2012, 4:35 PM EDT
Published : Friday, 02 Nov 2012, 3:33 AM EDT
Grand Rapids, Mich (WOTV) - Chopped onions seem to be in almost every dish during the holiday season? Here’s one way to dice an onion so FAST, there will be No More Tears in the kitchen! When I teach this method at my classes, student’s eyes light up...AH-HA!
Here’s how to do it:
*Start with a clean 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.
Share your questions and success stories by leaving a comment below. With a little practice, you'll be dicing like a pro by the holidays!
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