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How to dice an onion

I learn this trick from a cooking class I took 5 years ago.

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INGREDIENTS
Start with any onion

Start with any onion

Slice the end of it

Slice the end of it

Peel the outer layer

Peel the outer layer

Give it a good rinse

Give it a good rinse

Half the onion precisely in the middle

Half the onion precisely in the middle

Cut horizontal lines against the grain.  Make them thin if you want your dices to be small.

Cut horizontal lines against the grain. Make them thin if you want your dices to be small.

Cut into the onion on the bottom half but do not cut it all the way to the root

Cut into the onion on the bottom half but do not cut it all the way to the root

Slice again but on top.  You are creating 3 layers with 2 different cuts.

Slice again but on top. You are creating 3 layers with 2 different cuts.

Cut into the onion by layers

Cut into the onion by layers

Repeat this step

Repeat this step

At this point, you have to rotate the onion

At this point, you have to rotate the onion

Repeat and chop the onion in this direction

Repeat and chop the onion in this direction

Rotate again and chop

Rotate again and chop

Make sure you chop everything and use the root part as the focal poiny

Make sure you chop everything and use the root part as the focal poiny

Your onion is now evenly diced.

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