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How to Cut an Onion

Learn how to cut an onion in this video from EVERY DAY WITH RACHAEL RAY magazine, plus get tricks and tips on the best way to peel, chop and cook onions. From our collection of Step by Step cooking videos.

Tue, 25 Mar 2008|

-Hi, I'm Terry Singh, the food editor here at Everyday with Rachael Ray Magazine, and I'm going to show you one of my favorite tricks in the kitchen for chopping up an onion. So, just remove any loose papery husks, and just toss it into your garbage ball, and from there you cut the stem side of the onion. This the stem side of the onion and the root end. So, just cut off a bit of the stem side just you can stand the onion upright on your cutting board, and then we're gonna cut the onion in half through the root end and from there, you'll be able to peel off the skin using the cut end from the stem side. So, just get rid of the top layer of the onion, just kind of the papery bit that are little bit tough if you end using them in your recipes. Alright, so working from the cut end of the onion being the stem side, take your knife and we work parallel to the cutting board and make these like 2 to 3 incisions depending on the size of the onion. If you wanna smaller chopped onions, you can go smaller and maybe put 3 to 4 cuts on. In this case, I'm kind of going for medium size dice. I'm put in 3 slices horizontally, and again, this is working from the stem side end, and then you can turn the onion, so the stem side is facing you and the root sort of facing away from you and make a bunch of vertical cuts going to the onion. Be careful to tuck in your fingers like this, so when the knife is actually coming down, you won't run any chance of cutting off any of your fingers 'cause nobody wants that, and then from there, you will just work parallel to the first cut that you made on the stem side and just begin slicing away and you chop onions should just followthrough and there you go, perfectly chopped onion.