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,