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How To Slice An Onion – Basic Knife Skill


Sliced onions can be used in salads, casseroles, stir-fries and if you’re feeling adventurous, sandwiches. Getting the technique correct will make the difference between a quick, simple task and a frustrating, long-winded chore.

In this video we show you how to slice an onion the right way.

How to slice onions

To get started you’ll need a sharp kitchen knife and a chopping board. Slice the onion in half, from stem to root then peel the tough outside layers.

Place each half flat side down and slice ¼” pieces, being sure to watch your fingers as you chop. You can cut the onion width-wise for a sharper taste or lengthwise for a milder flavor.

Watch the video to get the full details.