How to Chop Onions

  1. Chop off the neck of the onion, but do not cut off the root end.
  2. Peel the onion, by scoring down its side, then removing the skin and first layer of flesh. Try peeling it under running water to prevent the release of the sulphuric compounds that may make your eyes water.
  3. Halve the onion through the root and lay it cut side down.
  4. Slice down into narrow strips, cutting from tip end towards the root end - do not let the strips fall apart.
  5. Holding the half onion together, cut across the strips, at right angles to the first cuts.
  6. Remove the root end and the onion will fall into dice.