How to Slice an Onion

Do you know how to cut an onion? Lay an onion on its side. Cut each root end off and discard. Cut onion in half lengthwise (top to bottom)and lay each half cut side down on a cutting board. Remove the paper skin and discard.Firmly hold onion against cutting board, using a very sharp knife and keeping hand holding onion positioned so fingers are slightly curled under to avoid the blade, cut slices as thinly or thickly as you like.

How to Dice an Onion

Lay onion on its side. Cut each root end off and discard. Cut onion in half lengthwise (top to bottom)and lay each half cut side down on a cutting board. Remove the paper skin and discard. Firmly hold onion against cutting board, using a very sharp knife and keeping hand holding onion positioned so fingers are slightly curled under to avoid the blade, make perpendicular cuts most of the way through the onion half and then turn the onion and cut across your perpendicular cuts the same thickness to create small uniform dice.