How To: Peel and Chop an Onion
What You Need
Follow These Four Easy Steps
Using a sharp chef’s knife, slice about a half an inch off the top of the onion and discard. Turn the onion to rest on this
flat end and slice in half vertically.
Tip: If you’re only using half of the onion, leave the skin on and wrap what you’re not using in plastic wrap.
Remove and discard the skin.
Take one onion half and lay it flat on your cutting board. Holding the root end, carefully cut vertically, making sure not
to slice all the way through.
Tip: Leave the root side intact to make chopping easier.
Rotate the onion and slice vertically down through the onion, still leaving the root end intact. Discard the root end and
repeat with the remaining half of the onion.
Tip: The closer together the initial horizontal and vertical cuts are, the smaller the dice.