Cutting an Onion is an interesting experience it can evoke tears, broken fingers, and often frustration. However with this way to cut a onion I always find the best results. In these pictures (thank you Katy for taking them) I am cutting a medium to small dice, you can adjust if desired.
My first tip for cutting is ALWAYS USE A SHARP KNIFE. No matter what a dull knife will never have a good outcome no matter what. Either invest in a good knife to begin with or take your knife somewhere to have it sharpened. My local grocery store has a guy that comes once a week and does this and it is under five dollars.
I have seen this technique from Jacques Pepin and Julia Child two of my all time favorites!
First Slice The Ends Off:
Only a few times have I done this absolutely perfect and TRUST ME I have done this a lot. At the end I do a little scattered chopping in the end.
Good Luck and I imagine all of you will be showing this off!