You've been chopping onions the wrong way your whole life

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This is how you chop an onion | Food Hacks

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 dice an onion — and even make onion rings.

You've Been Chopping Onions the Wrong Way Your Whole Life
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First, you chop the ends off the onion and peel as normal.

You've Been Chopping Onions the Wrong Way Your Whole Life
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To dice the onion, cut it in half then stick the pick through the top and slice through the teeth.

You've Been Chopping Onions the Wrong Way Your Whole Life
Source: Mic/YouTube
You've Been Chopping Onions the Wrong Way Your Whole Life
Source: Mic/YouTube

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.

You've Been Chopping Onions the Wrong Way Your Whole Life
Source: Mic/YouTube
You've Been Chopping Onions the Wrong Way Your Whole Life
Source: Mic/YouTube
You've Been Chopping Onions the Wrong Way Your Whole Life
Source: Mic/YouTube

You can also give cucumbers, tomatoes and lemons the afro pick treatment.

You've Been Chopping Onions the Wrong Way Your Whole Life
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You've Been Chopping Onions the Wrong Way Your Whole Life
Source: Mic/YouTube
You've Been Chopping Onions the Wrong Way Your Whole Life
Source: Mic/YouTube

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

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