Knife skills are important for every cook and this step-by-step photo tutorial illustrates how to slice an onion. With a little practice slicing onions becomes a quick chore and eliminates the temptation of the expensive pre-sliced onions in the produce department. Yay for self-sufficiency.
Grab the onion, a knife, and a cutting board.
Slice the tip off of the onion.
Grip the onion with the tips of your fingers. Work from the opposite side. Insert the tip of the knife close to, but not through the root. The root will stabilize the vegetable until it has been sliced. For best results try to keep the slices uniform in width, but please don’t break out a ruler. Having the slices uniform in thickness ensures the onion will cook evenly in a recipe.
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