What You Need
- glass bowl
- cutting board
- chef's knife
Follow These Steps
Cut the top and bottom, then cut in half
Slice off and discard the top and bottom half-inch of the onion with a chef’s knife. Rest the onion on one of its cut ends and slice in half.
Peel the onion
Peel off and discard the skin.
Tip: It’s easier to take the skin off of cut halves then the whole onion.
Slice half moons
If a recipe calls for half moons, start at one of the flat ends (with onion half lying flat on the cutting board) and slice horizontally to create half moon-shaped pieces.
Slice thin cuts
For longer slices, turn onion, lay it flat on cutting board, and slice vertically through the onion on the long side. When you get close to the end, turn onion sideways for a better grip and continue slicing.