How to peel an onion

The onion is possibly the most used vegetable in cooking.  This cooking skill shows how to peel an onion.  This is often the first step to cutting an onion.

There are many tips on ways to stop onions making you cry, but it is hard to find a foolproof 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!

Peel an onion

To peel an onion, peel away the tough outer skins until you come to the white onion inside.  Care should be taken to keep the onion root intact, as this will hold the onion together when cutting.

Other cooking skills related to onions

Other cooking skills related to onions include: