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How To Chop An Onion | 1 Minute Tips | Food Busker

August 28, 2019

Hi guys. I’m going to show you how to finely slice an onion. Top the onion and then slice the onion in half. Place it down. Don’t put your knife in like this. Put it at the side. And using this finger as a guide to place the knife in each time. Make sure that the hand is like this. That way you won’t chop off your fingers because the knife runs off the finger. The heel holds the whole onion together. You’re not cutting all the way through. Slice all the way round. Score it through. Holding the whole onion together using your finger as a guide start slicing through. When you get to the end push the onion away. Drop it down so that you can get these last bits of onion here. And discard the stalk or use it in stocks. So that’s how to finely dice an onion. If you want any more tips then click on the link.


  • Reply rose smith April 29, 2015 at 6:33 pm


  • Reply Royal Parry April 29, 2015 at 6:34 pm


  • Reply Bilal Zahid April 29, 2015 at 6:34 pm


  • Reply Andreastyl April 29, 2015 at 6:36 pm

    This is actually going to be so helpful!

  • Reply Jay Buckley April 29, 2015 at 6:37 pm

    Love this tip!x

  • Reply mik April 29, 2015 at 6:37 pm

    Where are the crystals?

  • Reply Saeed Oshee April 29, 2015 at 6:38 pm

    What tips do you have for stopping those tears running down my cheeks? 😛

  • Reply Adrian Santiago April 29, 2015 at 6:39 pm

    Thanks for the tip 🙂

  • Reply Dennis Mortensen April 29, 2015 at 6:39 pm

    How about how to peal an onion? Can be one of the most frustrating things to do. Flakes going everywhere or worse, nowhere!

  • Reply crojonphoenix April 29, 2015 at 6:40 pm

    beautiful… it brings tears to my eyes :')

  • Reply TeunvsT April 29, 2015 at 6:40 pm

    watch your pinky when chopping man

  • Reply Bunny Gaeta April 29, 2015 at 6:40 pm

    anyone else cringe when he scores it on the second step tho? eeeeep!

  • Reply Smrp April 29, 2015 at 6:42 pm

    i get anxiety seeing how close the knife is to your fingers

  • Reply K2 April 29, 2015 at 6:43 pm

    These "how to chop an onion" videos make me appreciate how very dull my knife is.

  • Reply MARLEYSUPERCAT MIAU April 29, 2015 at 6:48 pm

    I am so happy that someone else cut the onions like me 💃

  • Reply Mariam H April 29, 2015 at 6:48 pm

    thanks for the tip know i know how to chop an onion, i was doing it all wrong lol 🙂

  • Reply Harun Naeb April 29, 2015 at 6:48 pm

    prefer the "caress your onion with a crystal and toss it into a brown paper bag with a banana" method. Much more effective haha

  • Reply Hayato Murata April 29, 2015 at 6:49 pm

    Use the Jamie Crystal?

  • Reply Aron Jensen April 29, 2015 at 6:54 pm

    Hi! does any of you know a website or book were yo can learn cooking, i dont mean recepies and stuff like that. but what ingreediens you use and why you use them. that wold be very helpfull conisdering next year, because i have decided to "study" cooking (or becoming a chef) and Gastronomi.

  • Reply SergeyTruhin April 29, 2015 at 7:06 pm

    Одно по одному, как резать, как нож держать. Готовь уже. Одна реклама.

  • Reply Herley Alencar April 29, 2015 at 7:15 pm

    What a sharp knife

  • Reply Kate April 29, 2015 at 7:15 pm

    That's how I do it and I'm still horrible at it.

  • Reply 49th April 29, 2015 at 7:23 pm

    If I see another how to cut an onion video I'm going to cry.

  • Reply Petros Kyragiannis April 29, 2015 at 7:41 pm

    good tip

  • Reply Maria Skaaren April 29, 2015 at 7:55 pm

    Hey,thas how I do it! pats self on shoulder

  • Reply Chris Junk Food April 29, 2015 at 8:13 pm

    I uploaded the exact same video a while ago on my channel! 😀

  • Reply Jack Lee April 29, 2015 at 8:19 pm

    Food Busker showing us how it's done! Also, I love these 1 minute tips.

  • Reply Yaasmeen96 April 29, 2015 at 8:37 pm

    Just watching this makes my eyes water

  • Reply SvenicusGermainus April 29, 2015 at 8:45 pm

    How about how to get a knife that sharp?  I sharpen my knives constantly but they aren't near that sharp.

  • Reply ericventures April 29, 2015 at 8:50 pm

    Food Busker reminds me of the guy from Art Attack.

  • Reply Adam Naughton April 29, 2015 at 8:51 pm


  • Reply Ana Pereira April 29, 2015 at 9:25 pm

    Great trick! 👍🏼

  • Reply Maï Cook à l'âne April 29, 2015 at 9:33 pm

    please tell me you came across the video with Jamie on the Design Taxi website… involving crystals and a paper bag. Hahaha! The best way to chop onions ever ;D

  • Reply Sasa Oldbarn April 29, 2015 at 9:42 pm

    Thanks man! That's so much easier than I've always done it.

  • Reply HenningSchaar April 29, 2015 at 9:51 pm

    The horizontal cuts never made any sense to me, the onion is already cut horizontally! 😀

  • Reply kiaranah April 29, 2015 at 9:59 pm

    Love this method I live by it! Already stole it off one of Kerryanne's videos on this channel last year though 😉

  • Reply shadoom April 29, 2015 at 10:28 pm

    B…but you didnt smash that up, tosser

  • Reply Señor X April 29, 2015 at 11:06 pm

    that flat cut is absolutely useless, the onion is "naturaly cut" that way by itself because of the layers

  • Reply MlleNobs April 29, 2015 at 11:07 pm

    I do the exact same thing as you did but it's such a pain to do the bit in the end – it seems like such a waste to throw it away and most of the time I'm using an onion I'm not making a stock… :/

  • Reply Dr. Emre's Yorkshire Canaries April 29, 2015 at 11:38 pm

    The first rule of chopping anything safely is to have a really sharp knife imho.

  • Reply naili _ April 29, 2015 at 11:57 pm

    I knew that BUT …nice video about it meeeeeeen!

  • Reply Stuart Safford April 30, 2015 at 1:14 am

    I agree with Cornelius Sneed that you should get the onion cold before you chop or dice to avoid tears, and I try to angle my fingers to avoid cutting the fingertips.

  • Reply asdfrozen April 30, 2015 at 2:16 am

    This is kind of an Alton Brown + traditional hybrid method.

  • Reply Rosierubbingbelly :3 April 30, 2015 at 3:41 am

    Wow! Finely diced onion.

  • Reply Capi Dano April 30, 2015 at 4:01 am

    Awesome!!! Thanks so much!! I used to always have the knife verticals and would take the ends off first I will defenetly try this

  • Reply andoriz0r April 30, 2015 at 6:19 am

    and the most important thing: you don't need to do this as fast as a chef at the beginning. learn the technique and speed will come 🙂

  • Reply Simon Yates April 30, 2015 at 6:25 am

    Cheers John!

  • Reply Kingstad April 30, 2015 at 6:37 am

    what.. I just watched an almost identical vid by Jamie himself.. and guess what, it's right here on this channel..

  • Reply High Flyer April 30, 2015 at 9:05 am

    Food Busker you are the man. Your videos are hilarious keep em coming!!

  • Reply MsLopezXD April 30, 2015 at 9:20 am

    Yay! Thanks alot. Now I can pass my F&N exam with more ease! Thanks Foodtube

  • Reply Daniel Johnston April 30, 2015 at 10:03 am

    With all due respect, I think this video was unnecessarry. Everyone who is a Jamie or cooking fan in general already knows this tip. I want to see more obscure food tips.

  • Reply Jens April 30, 2015 at 10:40 am

    that was actually helpful^^

  • Reply Dylan Robinson April 30, 2015 at 12:53 pm

    I watched this thinking oh yay. Wait everyone a moron and doesn't know how to do simple task like cutting an onion. plebs

  • Reply ThisIsMyFullName April 30, 2015 at 1:01 pm

    The horizontal cuts are not necessary, if you just follow the natural curve of the onion =)

  • Reply Amber Kelley April 30, 2015 at 1:17 pm

    Thanks @Food Busker ! This is really helpful! 🙂

  • Reply owl April 30, 2015 at 1:21 pm

    wtf I should study for my finals 
    smh my brain was like 'yes you need to know how to chop an onion in 1 minute'

    and it was worth it

  • Reply Ethan S April 30, 2015 at 3:42 pm

    Easy to learn extremely hard to do

  • Reply Helen Claudia Davidson April 30, 2015 at 3:54 pm

    Looks easy enough, but how do i stop my eyes from watering????

  • Reply pwntmatch April 30, 2015 at 8:16 pm

    When Foodbucker is trying to say something on camera,he's like ready to sneeze.

  • Reply elizajane8 April 30, 2015 at 10:38 pm

    Save the stalk, you can using it making stock…. -_- #verypunny

  • Reply Hami H April 30, 2015 at 11:03 pm

    Thank you so much! I really needed this!

  • Reply spoons2007 May 1, 2015 at 12:15 am

    Could you do a video on the best knives to buy ? I can never find one that doesn't stick while cutting onions or veg they just never seen sharp enough !! 😞

  • Reply veryspoicy May 1, 2015 at 12:33 am

    I tried and chopped off my hand!😱

  • Reply HolyMess420 May 1, 2015 at 3:47 am

    I already know how to do all this shit but I watch intently anyway, xD

  • Reply Stephen Barbieri May 1, 2015 at 3:52 am

    if you can't dice an onion you're failing at life

  • Reply tenyobe May 1, 2015 at 9:14 am

    Thanks for sharing this, but I find it easier if you first cut horizontal, then vertical/sideways.

  • Reply melmicsim May 2, 2015 at 1:01 am

    Run through food processor. Done!

  • Reply Jocke B May 2, 2015 at 4:30 pm

    Thank you sir, I've been searching on Google for weeks on how to chop an onion without profit. but now I know, thank you so much!

  • Reply Cooking Lessons for Dad May 3, 2015 at 5:22 am

    What kind of knife is that? You made cutting the onion look so easy.

  • Reply galik79 May 5, 2015 at 6:25 am

    I have a tip for you. Clean your fingernails!

  • Reply Fourz Ell May 8, 2015 at 7:20 am

    I saw this first from Gordon.

  • Reply ryan M May 26, 2015 at 1:02 am

    link goes a bit quick!

  • Reply Max TV May 29, 2015 at 3:58 pm

    clever !

  • Reply Washeq Faiyaz September 4, 2015 at 9:18 pm

    Even just seeing that makes me teary :'(

  • Reply Retired Chand Evil November 8, 2015 at 9:06 pm

    takes the piss

  • Reply Miriam Martinez November 16, 2015 at 4:42 pm

    Good trick to chop onion!

  • Reply Anabel Blazquez Martinez November 18, 2015 at 11:14 am

    I am agree with you. It is a good and helpful trick but I hate eating onion because I don´t like the taste. I prefer eating a nice rice in front of the sea and hearing the sound of the waves.
    I would like to say that I am a spanish girl. If you visit my country, you can eat a lot of healthy food such as stir-fried vegetables, fruit, fresh ingredients, pasta etc. I would recomended it because I know that you won´t regret.
    Summer her is usually lovely!

  • Reply Patrik Hurtig February 8, 2016 at 4:46 pm

    I've been cutting onions wrong my whole life! I've been told to remove that thingy first then cut the rest.

  • Reply You Are God May 18, 2016 at 6:15 am

    watches video ok cool
    five minutes later
    watches first aid video on how to clean and band aid a sliced finger

  • Reply Lasombra February 2, 2017 at 7:13 pm

    Another tip: Flip the knife over before pushing your veggies away so you don't dull the edge.

  • Reply Sυρεr Gαmεrz March 30, 2017 at 6:44 am

    Can you teach me chopping onion without crying 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭

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