Happy Monday! Welcome to another edition of my new series, Monday Meal Tip where I share a tip to make eating healthy easier, faster, and delicious.
Can I let you in on a secret? I don’t really care for cooking at all. I don’t like to use the word hate but I do strongly dislike it. I don’t understand how people find cooking or baking relaxing. It’s quite the opposite for me, I find it stressful. I do love to eat though and eat really tasty food so I’ll do anything I can to speed up food prep and cooking. If you feel the same way, this tip is for you!
Today my tip is for quickly chopping an onion. Why an onion? I feel like I chop onions for a majority of my meals and I used to take foreverrrrr to chop them. I used to chop them horizontally into discs and then chop each disc, one by one in a grid shape to get small chunks and it took way too long. One day I got the idea to chop them differently and it’s now saved me so much time…..
Slice the end off where it’s started to peel (opposite the root). This makes it easier to peel. Commence with peeling.
Put it on a cutting board, cut side down and hold it by the top.
Slice into the onion vertically as seen in the image below. The knife should cut into about half of the onion. Continue making vertical cuts about every 1/4-1/2in around the onion, more or less depending on how finely you want the onion to be diced.
Once you’ve made vertical cuts all the way around the onion, put the onion on it’s side as seen in the image below. The outside strips will flare out.
Using your left hand, pull the flared pieces to the main part of the onion and hold it steady, ready for chopping as seen in the image below.
Run the knife horizontally through the onion, chopping off a layer as seen in the image below. Continue doing this until you get to the root end of the onion. The closer you cut the layers, the smaller your pieces will be.
And there you have it! How to quickly chop an onion. I hope this has been helpful for you and if you have tips for chopping one even quicker, please share them in the comments.