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Cutting an onion can be tricky. Outside of the standard tears, cutting onions pose other challenges. Specifically, they easily fall apart which makes it tricky as you are slicing away. In addition, there have been multiple times when the onion has slipped and I’ve nearly cut my finger.
Thankfully, Dave Hax has a new trick on how to cut an onion. The secret is using a strong metal hair pick. Using a hair pick helps you create two different types of cuts – onions rings or dice them. This also works great with tomatoes.
It’s pretty clever way to keep those fingers out of danger. After I saw this, I discovered that you can buy special kitchen tools that do something very similar. So if you are freaked about using a hair pick, try some this.