How to chop an onion

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Make sure you have a very sharp knife and a cutting board when chopping an onion


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Watch how easy it is to chop an onion with this simple step-by-step technique. Once youíve mastered this technique youíll be able to chop an onion quickly and safety ready to add to your favourite meals like spaghetti Bolognese and onion soup.

This easy method will make sure you chop your onions quickly and effectively without too many tears. Showing you how to prepare your onion two ways, this video recipe is ideal if youíve never cut an onion before or looking to learn new skills.

This method is often used by chefs to make sure every part of the onion that can be eaten is used and so there is no waste.

What is an onion? If youíre not too sure where an onion comes from or what it is, let us explain. An onion is an edible bulb used as a vegetable. With a pungent taste and smell, this veggie is used to flavour dishes.

Add your onion to dishes such as onion soup, onion jam, spaghetti Bolognese and more.

Now itís time to watch and learn this simple chopping technique for the perfect onion pieces every timeÖ


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Step 1

Hold the onion in one hand and slice down into the roots or bottom of the onion.


Step 2

Flip the onion cut or flat side down and slice into the centre.


Step 3

Peel the skin off of both halves carefully with your hands.


Step 4

Turn one half of the onion on its side. Rest one hand on top and cut carefully into the onion. Donít cut all the way through the onion, just to the bottom.


Step 5

Cut down into the onion.


Step 6

Finally turn your knife vertically and cut again to create small pieces of onion.


Step 7

If you want to chop the onion in a different way for salads or soups, slice finely after step 3.


Step 8

Your onion is now ready to be cooked.

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