- Feb 28, 2011
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I've been using this way lately:
or this view:
or this view:
+1I learned to do both horizontal and vertical cuts to dice onions in the late 80's and have pretty much done it the same way on probably a million onions at this point. I see TV people (Food Network and Create) do it opposite of how I do it as I go horizontal first vertical second. I feel like it is easier to do it that way as if I do vertical first the horizontal cuts feel like they are pulling the onion apart (I am sure it is just what I am comfortable with). I can pretty much dice an onion as fast as I want especially with my knives which are generally razor sharp.
I'm just not that OCD about it, ever. Just dice and roll with it!For perfect cubes I cut the onion into quarters, then cut each layer into a square, cut juliennes as wide as thick and then into cubes. like you would do for carrots, banana or anything.
It is time consuming at the beginning, gives a lot of waste (onions are not sooo expensive) but the result is mind blowing.
Nope. CGuarin (first vid) is Charlemagne. Aaron Gibson (second vid) is a different person.The first two videos in the OP are the same person.
You are kidding, right. Even not knowing both of them (just my friend pointed out this nonsense of yours) - one of them is right and the other left handed. But nevermind.Aaron Gibson's username on CKTG is CGuarin and he did some videos for Mark under that name. Just check out the cutting board in each video. It's IS the same person.
Haven't read Gulliver's Travels in many years, but it was brilliant. Of course in the US we don't need Swift today, our politicians satire themselves. Probably if they spent more time in the kitchen chopping onions we would be better off.From the Wikipedia page about Gulliver’s Travels:
“The novel further describes an intra-Lilliputian quarrel over the practice of breaking eggs. Traditionally, Lilliputians broke boiled eggs on the larger end; a few generations ago, an Emperor of Lilliput, the Present Emperor's great-grandfather, had decreed that all eggs be broken on the smaller end after his son cut himself breaking the egg on the larger end. The differences between Big-Endians (those who broke their eggs at the larger end) and Little-Endians had given rise to "six rebellions ... wherein one Emperor lost his life, and another his crown". The Lilliputian religion says an egg should be broken on the convenient end, which is now interpreted by the Lilliputians as the smaller end. The Big-Endians gained favour in Blefuscu.”
That is my preferred technique, although I've been working on the traditional (French?) horizontal/vertical technique. I think the radial slicing is faster and gives a nice distribution of sizes around a reasonable mean.Some people do radial cuts all around. This would obviate the need for horizontal cuts.