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Learn how to cut an onion like a real chef without cutting one of your fingers!

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1.Cut off both ends of the onion. Leave the root intact, only remove the hairy root part.
scoochmaroo4 years ago
This is exactly how I learned in culinary class, minus two things:
  • Use a bigger knife!
  • Keep those fingers tucked out of the way, and rest the edge of your chef's knife against your knuckle as you make the slices.  That way you are never in danger of cutting yourself.
Beautiful pictures!
bigmama10794 years ago
Actually, real chefs have their sous chefs cut the onions for them. In all seriousness though, some would argue that this is an amateurish way to cut an onion, but I still think it's the best for making a small, uniform dice. Thanks for sharing!
morfmir4 years ago
This is how I do