Dicing an Onion and Keeping a Dry Eye
Dicing an onion is one of those things that can be very satisfying … if you have a sharp knife and don’t rush. A dull knife “squeezes” an onion and just leads to tears. And rushing is well, just a bad idea anytime but especially with a knife. So take your time and try this. And if the onions don’t come out perfect for you, try again – you’ll get it.
Slice an onion in half lengthwise.
Place halves cut-side down on board and cut off the top 1/2 inch from each. By leaving the root end intact, the onion will stay together when cutting.
Remove any paper, then make 2 or 3 horizontal slices across sliced bottom end of onion – but don’t cut through root.
Now make equally spaced lengthwise cuts, top to bottom through the onion. You can make the dice bigger or smaller by adjusting the amount of cuts you make in the onion.
Cut across onion in equal slices to create your dice.