WATCH: How to Peel, Slice, and Chop an Onion

Walk through the basic knife skills with us: here's how to peel, chop, and slice an onion.

 

An onion is a necessary base ingredient for many dishes, and prep knowledge is a must in home cooking. Remember, use this little trick on how to peel, slice, and chop an onion without crying:

 

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How to peel an onion:

 

1  Chop off the two ends of the onion.

 


2  Lightly tap your knife on the onion to score it, then peel off the first layer. 

 

 

How to slice an onion: 

 


1  Slice down the middle of a peeled onion, pole-to-pole. 

 


2  Lay one half down on its flat side and slice through. Repeat with the other half. 

 

Tip: Leaving out the root of the onion will result to a sweeter-tasting and more aromatic dish. 

 

 

How to chop and mince an onion: 

 

1  Slice a peeled onion in half, pole-to-pole. 

 


2  Lay half down on its flat side. Slice through horizontally twice, until you reach the root. 

 


3  Slice through vertically.

 


4  Flip the onion perpendicularly and slice through vertically. 

 

5  To mince, run your knife through the onions until very fine. 

 

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