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Old 08-23-2016, 11:41 AM
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Originally Posted by bump View Post
Unless you're really set on having exactly square dice, I've always found it best to cut the onion in half, take off the skin, cut off the non-root end, lay the onion half on the cutting board, cut side down, and start making radial cuts with your knife point toward the root end (leave the root end on- it holds the onion together as you cut). Then, once you've made as many radial cuts as you want, turn the onion 90 degrees sideways and cut down across those radial cuts, making not-quite-square or exactly even dice, but with no horizontal cutting step.

Radial cuts vs. vertical/horizontal cuts.
Same idea, certainly, and probably less dangerous than my method since the onion can't roll on you.