How to Cut an Onion

My first video is ages, here’s a quick one on how to cut an onion. This is how every chef and cook I’ve ever worked with cuts onions, and in my humble opinion, it’s the fastest and safest way. (I apologize in advance for my hands being partially out of the screen there for a minute, you gotta love DIY!)


P.S. This video goes out to Rob, the insanely funny and sadistic former boss of one of my best friends. (You know who you are, and I expect you to pull some strings to get me on the Food Network dammit.)

  1. rafael commented on March 6th, 2011 at 1:54 am

    I now realize what I’ve been doing wrong– I usually cut BOTH ends off before I chop/slice/dice, and end up feeling like I’m herding cats on my chopping board. Thanks for the vid, Mel!

  2. Amber commented on March 6th, 2011 at 2:13 am

    This is incredibly helpful! I am always such a spaz cutting onions! Thanks Mel! <3

  3. Mickayla commented on March 6th, 2011 at 4:40 am

    Excellent. Makes me think of the time I was slicing apples at your house for a pie party and you lost you shit because you were convinced I was going to chop off my fingers with my hillbilly cutting techniques. Also, your cherry blossoms look so sexy!!! Can’t wait to see you :)

  4. caitlin commented on March 21st, 2012 at 7:52 pm

    HEHE!!! DON’T CUT YOUR FINGERS OFF!!!!! Actually i had to learn how to correctly cut things the hard way… I cut the tip of my thumb off… luckily … it grew back… haha that was really good short explanation though… through that video. I liked IT! two thumbs up!

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