How to Avoid Watery Eyes When Cutting Onions

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How to Avoid Watery Eyes When Cutting Onions

Photo by Karen O'Brien

Photo by Karen O’Brien

1. Slice your onion down the middle horizontally.

Photo by Amanda Gray

Photo by Amanda Gray

2. Peel the outer layers off both halves.

Photo by Amanda Gray

Photo by Amanda Gray

3. Cut each half down the center of the bulb.

Photo by Amanda Gray

Photo by Amanda Gray

4. Flip one section so the bulb is on the cutting board and begin to slice the section on an angle, making sure not to cut all the way to the top. Watch those fingers!

Photo by Amanda Gray

Photo by Amanda Gray

5. Cut the onion horizontally across the notches you just made. The thickness you cut will determine how thick or thin your final product will be.

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Photo by Amanda Gray

You’ll end up with something like this; diced perfection.

Photo by Amanda Gray

Photo by Amanda Gray

If you want long strips of onions, cut the horizontal sections closer to the bulb. Voilà!

Photo by Amanda Gray

Photo by Amanda Gray

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