How to chop an onion

Points to remember

  • Chop the top off the onion and cut in half.
  • Peel the skin away - discard the brown layers until you are left with the white of the onion.
  • Take one half of the onion and make about 3 or 4 horizontal cuts, then cut down vertically, holding the onion together as you chop.
  • Turn the onion with the flat end facing the knife and chop downwards with a slicing motion to create a finely chopped onion. Discard the root.
  • Repeat the process on the second half.