Thursday, May 29, 2008

Onion Tips

I have finally found a fool-proof way (for me, at least) to dice or chop an onion. I am so tickled, I thought I would share. If you are snickering because you have known about this trick for years, well, then humor me...

The trick is keeping the root end of the onion intact while cutting it:Then I cut parallel cuts, almost all the way to the root end and then again like so:The result? Perfectly chopped or diced onion without any hassle.

Another quick onion tip: if they make you cry, and you have contacts, wear the contacts while cutting the onion. No more tears.

Life is sweet,


Live.Love.Eat said...

This IS a good idea, especially since the knife slid on me a month or so ago and took off a little part of my finger and nail. I was lucky, could have been worse! This way, the onion will stay in place better! Thanks.

The Mrs. said...

Gotta try it!

Slacker Mama said...

I do the parallel cuts first. I'm not as adept and it make it easier for me, if the onion isn't moving all around.

Deep in the Heart said...

I do the parallel cuts first too. I learned this technique from watching "Two Hot Tamales" on Food Network. A show that has been long since canceled. Used to love those girls.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the tip. I knew there had to be an easy way to dice an onion. I will try this.

Do you have any suggestions for cooking dinner for 25 people? My family is going on vacation with my husbands's family. He has 4 siblings who are all married with kids. Each sibling will cook 1 night. I have no idea how to cook for so many people, at least beyond the usual spaghetti, hamburgers etc..

-- P