Cutting onions might not seem difficult, but we all know it is a pain to cut them because they burn your eyes. What’s a better way to learn how to finely chop an onion, if not with one of the most well-known chefs on TV, Gordon Ramsay. Honestly, he can make any type of videos and I would still be interested in watching it. I think he has a reputation as a mean, grumpy person because he yells so much on his TV cooking shows, but he gives amazing tips and techniques. In this video, Gordon Ramsay goes straight into how to chop an onion. There’s no waste or fuss, and it’s fast simple tips to keep in mind.
Leave the root
It is important to keep the root on the onion so it doesn’t bleed. This will help prevent the tears rolling down your face when chopping the onion. Use the weight of the blade to cut through the onion and base of the root.
Slice going forward
This will give the nice long onion layers. Push the onions back together once sliced, and push the knife in halfway through the onion and on top while slightly tilting the knife down. Grip the onion just like a tennis ball to hold everything together in place.
Use 3 Fingers
There should be one finger in the front, and two behind the onion because part of the knuckle will guide the knife. Also, put your fingers on top of the onion and try to get the knife towards the root as possible when slicing.
Overall, these are some tips that I didn’t know before watching this video. I cook with onions a lot so it gives a nice smell to my food, and I think keeping the root on the onion is the number one tip that I needed.