Kitchen Tips

How to perfectly chop an onion with Nici Wickes

Master an essential kitchen skill with this handy video tutorial from Nici Wickes. From slicing to finely dicing, Nici makes it easy to chop an onion for your next meal. Watch and learn with these easy steps.

How to slice an onion

1 Cut off the top.
2 Cut in half, from root to tip.
3 Peel.
4 Slice from tip to root (rather than across) for onion slices that cook three times faster.
Use onion slices to create Nici's delicious French onion soup.

How to dice an onion

1 Cut off the top.
2 Cut in half, from root to tip.
3 Peel.
4 Leave root intact.
5 Slice thinly from tip to root.
6 Grasp with two fingers.
7 Make one slice through the middle of the onion horizontally.
8 Hold tightly and chop from tip to root.
9 Discard root.
The perfect technique can help you create gems like this caramelised onion tart.