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How To Finely Chop Onions

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Perfectly chopped onions: they're enough to bring a tear to the eye. A basic technique can simplify what is normally a kitchen chore.
What you'll need: 
Fresh onions
Sharp chef's knife
Chopping board
1: 
Using the knife, cut off both ends of the onion. Slice it down the middle before removing and discarding the skin.
2: 
Rinse the halves under a running tap and pat dry with a tea towel. This will help to minimise tears.
3: 
It is important that your knife is sharp. Blunt knives require the use of more force and lead to more injuries than high-quality, sharp knives.
4: 
Place the halves flat side down on the chopping board. Make a series of close, parallel slices from end to end leaving a small section attached at one end.
5: 
Place your palm on top of the onion and use the knife to make 3 slices parallel to the board.
6: 
Begin slicing the onion as normal. It will now be finely chopped. Chop further if required.
Warnings: 
Work slowly and carefully when handling a sharp knife
Never cut towards your body

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