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How To Expertly Dice An Onion - With Fewer Tears

Sam Gugino
Posted: December 31, 1969

  1. With your thumb back, slice off the onion top. Note: the sharper the knife, the fewer the tears.  
  4. Now cut from the top to bottm to make 1/2-inch strips. Make sure that the root stays intact.  
  2. Divide the onion in two, cutting through the center of the root.  
  5. Now you're ready to dice. Turn the root towards you and start at the top, opposite the root.  
  3. Slice each half: Make 3-4 parallel cuts (1/2 wide) up to the root but not through it.  
  6. As you make 1/2-inch cuts, the onion separate cleanly, and your eyes should feel fine.  

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