November 20, 2006

By Request: Dicing an Onion- with Pictures!

The pics are a bit blurry, let me know if this isn't clear enough, or how I can clarify it.

1) Collect your supplies: onion, knife, board

2) Cut onion in half, remove skin and slice off the ends.

3) Slice onion lengthwise but not through the end, leaving onion intact.

and the other view:

4) Slice onion crosswise (making a grid of sorts), again not all the way through:

5) Dice onion vertically, releasing the pieces:

Any more?



Anonymous gauchaguapa said...

Sweet. I will try it this week! As I think about more handy tricks you can teach us about cutting...what do you suggest for storing fresh herbs?

November 21, 2006 7:57 AM  
Blogger Meredith said...


I've read that you are supposed to store fresh herbs in a glass with water at the bottom and covered with a plastic bag to prevent drying out. I'm too lazy/clumsy to do this though. I end up just keeping them in a bag in my fridge and use them as quick as I can.

November 21, 2006 8:03 AM  
Blogger Garrett said...

I always cut them like this... Rob prefers the cuisinart meathod though. LOL.

November 21, 2006 10:45 AM  
Blogger Meredith said...

Oh but that's one more thing to wash! I'm all about reducing the number of potential dishes that need to be cleaned. Tell Rob to just say no!

November 21, 2006 9:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is a great post, it made me laugh because onions are like the home cooks evil foe. When my husband and I first started getting into cooking we had such a hard time with them. I remember one time he just closed his eyes and started whacking the cutting board with the knife in hopes he would get the onion. The onion fumes were too much to bear!

Cooking has since become much safer in our kitchen. :)

Ari (Baking and Books)

November 22, 2006 7:51 AM  
Blogger Meredith said...


It's good to hear that no one lost any fingers! I'm glad you liked the post; thanks for stopping by.

November 22, 2006 9:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, I have heard of the bagged glasses with water trick. Truthfully I am afraid as well that I will knock them over. I usually try to wrap them in paper towels to absorb the moisture, but perhaps they are better off with out the towels.

November 22, 2006 4:09 PM  
Anonymous Ivonne said...

Great blog, Meredith!

November 22, 2006 6:38 PM  

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