Learn how to correctly dice an onion frustration free and the secret of how to cut onions without crying from a Food Network Chef.
A few years ago my husband and I took a date night cooking class called Knife Skills 101. We learned how to de-bone a chicken, julienne, chop, how to hold a knife correctly and tons of other skills. The one thing that has stuck the most with me is a tip the chef shared during the class that was by chance, how to cut onions and not cry. Our Chef used to work in the prep kitchen on the Food Network for Emeril and she swears by it and now I do too.
I have tried all the wives tales about holding a match in your mouth, chewing gum, and getting them cold first, none of that ever worked for me!The trick at the end of this post has never failed me.
First, let's look at how to dice an onion:
Finally, cut horizontal across the face of the onion and you will have a perfect dice without your onion falling all over the place leading to much frustration and maybe some words you should not say. Now you can cut onions with a smile!