How to Prepare Onions
To chop an onion like a pro, follow this simple guide:
- Cut both the top and root ends off the onion. Then, cut in half lengthwise and peel off the paper skin.
- Place the cut side of the onion half down on the cutting board and secure in a stable position using your fingers.
- Slice, dice, chop, quarter or mince as per your recipe directions.
Here’s a clever tip: to reduce tearing, chill your onions in the refrigerator for up to 30 minutes before cutting into the onion.
Yield: one medium onion will give you approximately 1 cup of chopped onion.