Slicing an Onion

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


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.


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


Then slice across the grain:


Your onion pieces will fall away, ready to go:


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


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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