*How do you grate an onion?
Sometimes, you want softer, smaller bits of onion than what you can get just by mincing them. They're perfect for salad dressings, sauces, marinades, or even when you just want to slip them by your kids. By grating onions and shallots, you'll end up with something that cooks down to a jammy consistency, without the big chunks. You also get a decent amount of onion juice, which adds even more flavor without bits. Cut the top and bottom of your onion, and slice in half from pole to pole. Remove the skins and start grating. Using the big holes on your box grater is usually enough but if you want to use the smaller holes, who going to stop you?