Trying to cut an onion into small pieces? It’s easy – as long as you keep the root in tact:
A few things to keep in mind:
- When cutting the end of the onion, only cut the end with the stem off. The side with the roots will keep the onion from falling apart.
- The width of the cuts in the third photo will decide the size of your onion. Make them small for smaller cuts. Be careful not to cut through the root.
- Some people make a horizontal cut between steps 3 and 4. This is largely a preference although each of us has our own version of what’s ‘right.’ I would never do that because I think it produces randomly sized pieces of onions and is just ‘wrong’ – but I know the people who do insist on that cut think I’m just as wrong. I love things like that in life.
- Continue to cut on step 4 and you will end up with a pile of identically sized onion bits.
That’s all there is to it!