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Slicing an Onion

Have I ever showed you how? It’s not so hard.

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First you split your onion in half, keeping the root of the onion in tact on each half. See it on the onion in the back?

Then — carefully! — slice parallel to the cutting board, making one or two cuts, depending on how thick your onion is.

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Then, holding the root — and not cutting through it — cut along the grain of the onion, without detaching it from the root.

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Then slice across the grain:

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Your onion pieces will fall away, ready to go:

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09:24:00 on 02/18/07 by liz - Category: Cooking

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d.c. fruitbat wrote:

This is exactly the kind of basic cooking technique that I need you to advise me on (ending sentence with preposition). I have no onions (or any other fresh food for that matter) but I will order some from Peapod this week and test my new skill. More please!

02/19/07 16:23:07

liz wrote:

OK! I'll look for more tutorials as I'm cooking!

02/20/07 19:28:26

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