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How to Cut an Onion

Here are the simple steps for cutting an onion
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: how to cut an onion
Servings: 4
Author: Bob


  • 2 Yellow Onion


  • Holding the onion steady on its side with the ends pointing outwardly, simply cut the stem end about 1/4 inch into the onion.
  • Cut right through the middle of the root end, straight down through the onion.
  • Pull the skin back toward the root end removing it completely from the onion.
  • Cut across the onion from the stem end working your way back to the root end cutting strips as thick or as thin as you desire.
  • Make cuts into the onion, cutting inward or lengthwise toward the stem end. Make sure to not cut through the root end.
    Then you will cut across the onion like you would when making slices. Make sure to keep your fingertips back cut across your lengthwise cuts working your way toward the root end.



Serving: 4g