Hi! This is Laurie from RecipeTips.com. Today, I am going to show you the proper way to chop an onion. The first step is to take your onion and slice it in half lengthwise. Leaving the root end intact, you want to take a small amount off of the stem end. Take your knife, and you are going to want to cut three to four horizontal slices into the onion, but you are going to want to leave the root end intact. The next step is to make some vertical cuts, which will be the opposite direction of the previous horizontal cuts, and again, make sure to leave the root end intact; then just turn the onion and start chopping it to whatever size pieces you desire. For more information on preparing ingredients, visit RecipeTips.com.