This is the most efficient way to dice an onion that I’ve ever seen. Efficiency when cutting an onion does a couple of things for you:
- The faster you cut an onion the less time the gases have to volatilize and make you cry.
- Your onion pieces will all be the same size which means they will all cook evenly.
- You look like a badass in the kitchen. 😎
Go ahead and peel off the top layers of the onion letting the onion tell you where it wants to be peeled. You’ll see here I took off an entire layer of the onion, not just the brown skin. That’s because life is too short to spend it fighting with an onion peel that flakes off in small, annoying bits.