Leftover Thanksgiving Turkey Soup Recipe : Dice Onions for Leftover Thanksgiving Turkey Soup

Uploaded by expertvillage on 22.10.2008

My name is Brandon Sarkis on behalf of Expert Village.  Today, I'm going to show you how
to make turkey soup out of leftover turkeys after the holidays are done.  Okay, so now
we'll take our onions, and I'm going to peel this sticker off just because that gets in
the way.  So you have two ends.  You've got the bulb end that it grows out of, and
you have the root end.  We're going to cut the bulb end off.  Be careful especially
when you're dealing with a large flat onion like this one.  Get rid of that, dispose
of it out of your way.  You want to make sure none of the paper is anywhere near you
because it will stick to your onion.  And now we're just going to flip it over and cut
straight through just like that.  And there is our sweet onion so this gives you a good
chance to peel back the skin.  And the reason you leave that root end on is it will hold
it all together right now.  You see that's what's holding and keeping it from falling
apart.  If you were to cut it off you would just have bare onion flying around everywhere. 
Alrighty, so now what we're going to do, a simple dice.  I'm just going to make a series
of about a half inch to three quarters  inch verticle cuts this way, and just the same
cuts going across as such.  When you get to this piece you're going to have a little
extra, so you can just take your knife like this, slice it off and minimize your amount
of waste or trash as the case may be.  So just nice verticle cuts like that, couple
more like this, and I'll do one more right here.  And then, I've got some paper trying
to stick to me, that's what the onion skin is called, paper.  There we go, take this
and put it into our trash pile, and that is the onions.  So real quick I'm going to go
ahead and start sauteeing these, and move on to starting our soup.