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How to Peel and Chop Onions

Don’t cry! It’s easy to peel and cut an onion…without the tears. This video will show you how to peel and chop an onion like a pro in five easy steps. You’ll discover the easiest, quickest techniques for chopping, dicing, and mincing onions! You’ll also learn the importance of cooking with similar-size pieces of onion and discover the best way to make onion rings, onion slivers, and half-moon slices for grilling. You’ll also learn exactly why cutting an onion can bring tears to your eyes and a remarkably simple way to avoid the tears. See more how-to videos >>

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  • Jacolyn Dandreano

I have been using this technique for dicing an onion for 2 or 3 years now, and it has made all the difference. My eyes are highly sensitive to onions. In fact, I can be in a completely different room and immediately know that someone is cutting an onion, because I start tearing (a lot!). This technique makes it almost pain-free! :)

  • ronalyn

I'm almost 71 years old and I've never known how to easily cut and dice an onion. I now know to leave the root end intact. Thank you!

  • KitchenClown

Garlic smell on your hands can be easily removed by rubbing them with stainless steel under running water. I just use the chef's knife--you have to wash it anyhow. Just don't slice yourself.