Somehow while chatting with my friend April one day, the subject of onions came up. She mentioned how her accidentally cut through the onion while trying to dice it. This confused me. How else are you going to dice an onion if you don’t cut it through?
Turns out, she had a trick which she then told me – don’t cut the onion all the way through and dice it while it’s still one piece.
!!! Best. Trick. Ever. Maybe even better than the garlic whap.
Take your onion, cut it in half, and peel it. Or peel it and then cut it in half from base to the scape (on a side note, did you know you can use the Internet to search for Parts of an Onion to find out what the top and bottom are called?).
Cut the half in half again (horizontally, starting from the scape) but don’t cut all the way to the base.
Lay the flat part of the onion on the board.
Cut vertically from the scape again, but don’t cut all the way to the base.
Then cut from side-to-side until all the nicely diced pieces fall off.
And you’re done! Got any tips for me? Comment in the next couple of days for a chance to win a copy of The $5 Dinner Mom Cookbook. It’s a used copy (I got it at the local library book sale), but full of great recipe ideas for the frugal. Also, I won’t be around during the day, but I’ll reply when I can. Happy cooking!