Tutorial Tuesday: How to Chop an Onion

Wednesday, October 7, 2009
monkeys on the bed!

This week, I'm going with a video tutorial.  I learned this technique for chopping onions a few years ago from the Food Network (don't remember which show....).  I hope it is helpful!  Please don't tell Lucas I did a tutorial involving knives...I make him nervous when chopping vegetables!


  1. I learned the same technique thanks to Alton Brown on Good Eats, you can do the same technique on garlic cloves. And I think we have the same knives (Kitchen Aid red maybe?)

  2. Great! I want to know how to keep from crying when chopping an onion. That is why I don't use them but once a year at Thanksgiving and Christmas, making dressing. Did you cry?

  3. Nana-normally I do tear up a little when chopping onions, but I guess that one was a "low-fume" onion : ) Have you heard of onion goggles? Perhaps those would help!

  4. putting vinegar on the cutting board helps. i used to volunteer at a food kitchen type place where i had to cut oninons every Friday for three hours! we used alot of vinegar!!

    thanks for the tutorial!! i think i saw that on rachel ray. i love little food tricks.

  5. just wanted to say thanks and that I am really proud of you for getting us through it with no blood involved:)


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