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How to Cut an Onion for Kabobs

When you know how to cut an onion For Kabobs, the WHOLE WIDE world of grilling, onion spiced grilled rice and Mediterranean Foods is opened up to you! Try it today!

You’ll need to know how to cut an onion for any general Kabob and for so many delicious recipes like these Pork Pepper Kabobs!  Be sure to top with Yum Yum Sauce or Tiger Sauce

Peppers and onion kabobs

Pork Pepper Kabobs @www.loavesanddishes.net

 

Why This Recipe Works

  • Fast,
  • Easy
  • Cheap 
  • Gives you an open door to many recipes AND it’s a basic kitchen skill. 

Here’s How It Is Done. 

STEP 1. Remove the papery skin and the stem end of the onion.

Hand peeling skin off of onion

STEP 2. Quarter the Onion

hand holding onion still on cutting board

STEP 3. Seperate the onion For Kabobs.

Peeling the layers into kabob slices

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)

What Kind Of Onion Do You Use for Shish Kabobs? 

We like to use sweet onions for kabobs, Texas Sweet and Vidalia are very good. A general yellow onion or purple onion also works. I tend to avoid the white onions, they are MUCH stronger and while we LOVE them, sometimes guests aren’t that fond of strong onions. 

How Do You Cut Peppers and Onions for Skewers? 

Follow the instructions below for your onions and then cut the peppers into like sized pieces. With the peppers, remove the ribs and seeds for the best flavor. 

Which Way Do You Cut an Onion for Kabobs? 

Cut the onion laying on it’s side and you will slice across the beltline. Start at the stem end and work towards the root end. 

Red Onion or White Onion for Kabobs? 

Try a Red or Yellow Onion. Leave the White Onions for other jobs, they are quite strong and not a general flavor that mosts prefer. 

How Do You Cut the Onion Evenly? 

For cutting into Kabobs, you’ll just have to eyeball it. Try to hit the center line around the equator and from stem to root. 

It is SUPER important to have a very sharp knife for making these cuts so that you don’t end up slipping and cutting yourself. 

How Many Onions Do I Need For Skewers?

A good rule of thumb is ¼ onion for each skewer. So, one onion for 4 people. This rule ONLY holds when you have a lot of other veggies for your skewers.

How Do I Make Kabobs Without Crying? 

This is what works for me…

  • I buy onions that generally don’t cause me to cry as badly. For example: Sweet onions, texas onions, vidalia onions and purple onions. 
  • If I HAVE to cute a strong onion, I have a pair of these and they work for me. I think it has to do with the shape of your face. My daughter says they don’t work for her.
  • You can click this photo to go through to Amazon and check it out. I’m an amazon affiliate and this is an amazon link. If you decide to purchase, I will receive a commission which does not affect your purchase price. 

GREEN ONION GOGGLES
Can I Freeze Onions? 

Sure can, I go over that in this post called “How to Freeze Onions

Why Does the Center of My Onion Look Green? 

The inside of your onion, in the center, is where the stem sprouts from and sometimes our onions start to sprout before we are ready to eat them. No worries, just cut that part out. It won’t hurt you at all!

Kabob and pasta on a white plate for how to cut an onion for kabobs

Pork Pepper Kabobs @www.loavesanddishes.net

TIPS and TRICKS for Cutting An Onion For Kabobs

  • Use fresh firm onions for your recipes, they are the freshest and best for cutting For Kabobs!
  • If your recipe calls for a certain type of onion, use that type. Onions have a variety of flavors and your recipe is looking for just that flavor. 
  • A properly cut onion ring will add a ton of flavor to your recipe. Make sure that the pieces are as evenly cut as you can make them so that all of the pieces are the same size. This will help give the right flavor your dish. 
  • Here’s lots of information about Onions!

PRO TIP:  Cut a flat spot onto the bottom of your onion before you start to cut the slices, this will help keep your onion from rolling away while you are trying to cut it For Kabobs. 

Have Fun and Enjoy One of These Other Onion Recipes. 

Tennessee Onions

Fried Potatoes and Onions

How to Cook Frozen Onion Rings

How to Cut an Onion Into Rings

Balsamic Mango Red Onion Salad

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How to Cut an Onion for Kabobs

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Course: Side
Cuisine: American
Keyword: how to cut an onion for kabobs, kabob onions
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 3 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 11kcal
Author: Wendi Spraker

Ingredients

  • 1 onion

Instructions

  • Peel the onion
  • Cut the onion from the stem to the root at the center.
  • Lay the flat side from one half down on the cutting board and cut through the equator of the onion. Repeat for the other half.
  • Peel the layers of onion from each other.
  • Slide the onions onto the kabobs alternating with meat and other veggies OR make skewers of JUST onion for even cooking.

Notes

  • Use fresh firm onions for your recipes, they are the freshest and best for cutting For Kabobs!
  • If your recipe calls for a certain type of onion, use that type.  Onions have a variety of flavors and your recipe is looking for just that flavor. 
  • A properly cut onion ring will add a ton of flavor to your recipe.  Make sure that the pieces are as evenly cut as you can make them so that all of the pieces are the same size.  This will help give the right flavor your dish. 
  • Here's lots of information about Onions!
PRO TIP:  Cut a flat spot onto the bottom of your onion before you start to cut the slices, this will help keep your onion from rolling away while you are trying to cut it For Kabobs.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
How to Cut an Onion for Kabobs
Amount Per Serving
Calories 11 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Sodium 1mg0%
Potassium 40mg1%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 6mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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