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:
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.