Onions are used in the kitchen in one dish or another nearly every week. The most common complaint about cooking with onions is the "crying" sensation that occurs when they are sliced, diced, or cut into in any way. The best way to avoid crying when dicing an onion is to use a very sharp knife and to move as quickly as safety permits. This technique can also be used on another member of the onion family, the shallot .
A step-by-step instructions on dicing onions.
Learn perfect dicing techniques for this everyday ingredient.