Chopping Cheat Sheet
What’s the Difference?
One recipe calls for an onion to be diced, another for it to be chopped. Don’t let instructions leave you befuddled: Check this cheat sheet to common cuts before you have a go at that onion. (And remember: Keep your steel-bladed chopping tools, including knives, in sharp shape by thoroughly drying them after washing.)
SliceSmooth cuts of regular shape and size.
Thin strips about the length and width of matchsticks.
Cut into small cube-shaped pieces.
Trim into strips that roughly approximate French fries.
Coarsely cut into irregularly sized pieces.
A wafer-thin fancy cut.
Chop or dice into very small irregularly shaped pieces.