How to slice an onion

Slice an onion – all you need to know about slicing an onion

The onion is possibly the most used vegetable in cooking.  This cookery skill shows you how to slice an onion, which can be sliced to the thickness you want.

 

Slice an onion

  1. Peel the onion, leaving the root intact.
  2. Cut it into half from the stalk end to the root and lay the flat side down onto your board.  Carefully cut across the onion, working your way from the stalk end towards the root.  You may need to separate the slices between your fingers.
  3. The onion can be sliced from very fine to thick slices, depending on what you require for the recipe.

Onions make you cry!

There are many tips on ways to stop onions making you cry, but it is hard to find a fool-proof way of doing this. Whatever you try, don’t peel and chop them under cold running water – this can be rather dangerous. Saying all this, the flavour onion gives is worth shedding a few tears for!

Other cooking skills related to onions

Other cooking skills related to onions include:

Recipes using sliced onions

Now you have learnt all there is to know about how to slice an onion, why not try these great tasting recipes that use sliced onions?

Recipes using sliced onions - Chicken fajitas

Chicken fajitas

Recipes using sliced onions - Slow roasted belly pork

Slow roasted belly pork

Braised red cabbage

Braised red cabbage

Boulangere potatoes

Boulangere potatoes

French onion soup

French onion soup

Coleslaw

Coleslaw