You've Been Chopping Onions the Wrong Way Your Whole Life

You've Been Chopping Onions the Wrong Way Your Whole Life
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Learning how to chop an onion like your favorite TV show chef can take a lot of practice (and nicked fingers). From their difficult shape, annoying peel and propensity to make you tear up, having a recipe that requires a chopped onion may make you want to grab a microwavable meal instead

But, you don't need to be a professional chef or order questionable infomercial goods to chop an onion like a pro. YouTube life-hack expert Dave Hax has exactly what you need to quickly and efficiently chop an onion: an afro pick.

In the video, Hax appropriates an afro pick to deftly chop an onion — and even make onion rings.


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First, you chop the ends off the onion and peel as normal.

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To dice the onion, cut it in half then stick the pick through the top and slice through the teeth.

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To make onion rings, all you need to do is stand the whole onion on it's side, stick the comb through the middle and slice away.

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Source: Mic/YouTube
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You can also give cucumbers, tomatoes and lemons the afro pick treatment. 

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Source: Mic/YouTube
Source: Mic/YouTube

The afro pick: More than just a tool to get seriously badass hair.

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Read more: You've Probably Been Eating Hot Dogs Wrong Your Entire Life

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Ashley Edwards

Ashley Edwards is a news editor for Mic covering breaking and trending news. She previously worked at the New York Daily News and PIX11 News.

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