How to chop an onion

Points to remember

  • Chop the top off the onion and cut in half leaving the root attached
  • Peel the skin away, discarding the brown layers, until you are left with the white onion halves
  • Make 2 or 3 horizontal cuts into the first onion half, then cut down vertically, holding the onion together as you chop
  • Repeat with the other half.
  • Turn the onion so the flat end is facing the knife and chop downwards with a slicing motion to create a finely chopped onion
  • When you get to the end turn the onion on its side and cut again to finish