Introduction: How to Dice an Onion

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In this "ible" I will attempt to show you how I dice an onion, although a small onion is used the steps are the same for a large onion, you just make more horizontal slices

Step 1: Peel and Halve

Hopefully you know or can figure out how to peel and halve an onion, thats the starting point

Step 2: First Real Cut

The first cut is horizontal into the body of the onion, if your dicing a larger onion you can make 2-3 or even 4 horizontal slices. Cut back to the root but don't cut the root

Step 3: Splitting Cuts

Next you make longitudinal cuts into the globe of the onion, the number really depends on the size of the onion

Step 4: Dice

slice across the longitdinal cuts to make your finished dice

Step 5: In Response to Comments

In response to comments about the horizontal cut being unnecessary, I went and tried it out, after all, it's possible I've been doing it wrong all these years..... I found that although the inner layers did fall apart nicely without the cut, the outter layers would need more knife work to be closer in size. Although I used a rather small onion the results were obvious