Video: How to Peel and Chop Onions -

Video: How to Peel and Chop Onions

See the no-tears way to easily peel, chop, dice, and slice onions.

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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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Feb. 26, 2013 11:39 am
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! :)
Jan. 13, 2013 8:57 am
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!
Sep. 23, 2012 7:34 am
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.
Apr. 18, 2012 3:32 am
I hate mincing garlic! It gives me such a hard time because of the stickiness! I will have to try to cut it into slivers before mincing! Thanks for the tips!
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