How to Dice an Onion like a Pro (It's Easy!)

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How to Dice an Onion like a Pro
Note: When you dice an onion, you should use your free (i.e. non-camera-wielding) hand to keep the onion in place. 

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1. Grab an onion (that bit’s crucial).
2. Cut onion in half, root to tip. Peel off the skin and any not-so-nice-looking layers.
3. Place one half cut-side down, and cut off tip. Leave the root end - the end with the roots - intact!   

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4.
 Starting at the tip, make evenly-spaced horizontal cuts in the onion. End cuts close to the root, but don’t cut all the way through the root! 
5. Again, starting at the tip, make several evenly-spaced vertical cuts. And again, end cuts close to the root, butdon’t cut all the way through! 
(The goal with Steps 4 & 5 is to make your cuts carefully so that your onion is held together in one piece by - you guessed it - the root. Do that, and the next steps will be super-easy!) 

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6. Cut the onion width-wise, top to bottom, starting at the tip end. 
7. Repeat until you’ve reached the root end. Discard the root and marvel at your even dice!  

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To change up the size of your dice:  
Simply adjust the number of cuts you make in Steps 4, 5, & 6! For a coarse (larger) dice, make fewer cuts; for a finer (smaller) dice, make more!

For other tips - and tasty recipes too! - visit me at: www.foodhappy.ca! 

Cheers!

- Steph :)

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