Tuesday, November 9, 2010

How I Chop an Onion

How I Chop an Onion

Holiday cooking is right around the corner!

1. Peel the onion and cut off the ends. Cut in half:

2. Slice the onion, one half at a time:

3. Line up the slices:

4. Chop the slices into small pieces:

5. Run your knife through a few extra times to make sure you haven't missed any big chunks. And then use as needed!

A Note From The Little Lady: I love keeping chopped onion in the fridge for as-needed purposes. I throw it in with egg omelets, on salads, or with anything that needs some extra flavor. Plus, it's extremely handy for cooking purposes when I'm trying to throw together dinner quickly and need to saute some onions.


  1. once you chop one and keep it on hand, how long do you think it's good for?

  2. SO funny you should post this! Whenever I chop an onion, I wonder if I'm
    doing it the "right" way! I've been meaning to consult my Martha cookbook!

  3. Shannon -- Usually a week or two, and when I have it when I need it, it's so nice!

    Leigh -- I don't know if this is the "right" way but it works for me! I just happened to do it one day and realize how much faster it was in the end.