Before you go chopping onions, make sure you are getting the proper onion for the dish you are making.
What onions are good for cooking?
Remove the Stem end– Using a large, sharp kitchen knife slice off the stem of the onion. Be sure to create a flat cut that can act as a stable surface for future chopping.
Keep the cut sides of the onion that release fumes to a minimum. – When you slice the onion in half, keep the open side of the onion face down on the cutting board.
Keep your fingers curled under so you don’t accidentally cut your finger. Hold the root end of the onion so it is stable and your fingers are out of the way.
Using a larger knife works best for chopping onions because onions are a larger vegetable. Having a sharp knife also ensures easy cutting.
Choose a fresh onion. Make sure the skin of the onion is tight and dry. Feel the onion and make sure it is firm and not squishy.
How to pick a good onion