What's the best way to dice an onion?
January 4, 2004 11:22 AM Subscribe
What's the best way to dice an onion? [more inside]
posted by jdroth to Food & Drink (23 answers total)
I dice onions a lot.
About once a month I make a delicious clam chowder that requires two onions, diced, and, of course, there are plenty of other recipes that require the dicing of these delicious bulbs. I don't mind the tearing so much (though I'd love to hear how people deal with that — I just stick my head out of doors for a few moments), but I hate the fact that my attempts at dicing produce laughably goofy chunks of onion.
Is there some secret method I'm missing? Is there a (non-electric) gadget I can buy that does the job for me?
The worst part of this whole thing is that my wife knows how to dice an onion, but refuses to divulge her secret. (And I'm too dense to pay attention when she's working with them.)