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Old 03-11-2006, 02:51 PM   #11
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Depends on where you live. In Canada they call them shuh-LOTs, best I can tell. In America, everybody calls them SHALL-uts.

I do have one question though...there was someone in an earlier post that said it had a more intense flavor...are there different kinds of em that I'm not aware of? Every shallot I've ever used/eaten has always been real mild and mellow in flavor--which is why I use so many of them (the lady of the house is not a big onion fan in general so in a few dishes in which the onion flavor really needs to be one of the dominant tastes, I end up substituting a shallot for a yellow)
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Old 03-11-2006, 02:51 PM   #12
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Old 03-11-2006, 02:54 PM   #13
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in irish, it's puh-tay-ya-toes. (say it with a brogue.)

i agree about the shallots, being more mild than regular onions, but they are kinda half way to being garlic as well. sort of a mild garlicy onion, or a mild oniony garlic.
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Old 03-11-2006, 02:55 PM   #14
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You like po-tay-to and I like po-tah-to,
You like to-may-to, and I like to-mah-to
potayto, potahto, tomayto, tomahto,
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I don't know if "intense" was the right word, but I usually use less amount of "shallot" than I would do with onions, and the effect is just as good... the flavour is more "enhancing" should I say?
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Old 03-11-2006, 03:03 PM   #15
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Green onion is a category within the onion family. Chives, scallions, leeks and spring onions are all green onions. However, in many areas, scallions have become known as green onions.
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Old 03-11-2006, 03:27 PM   #16
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I usually use a smaller amount of shallot than onion also, but don't ususally use it in the same type dish. Also shallots are so much more expensive than most types of onion. I use shallots more in sauces, dressings, etc. Onions, I use in everything else.
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Old 03-11-2006, 06:38 PM   #17
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I don't buy shallots because they are so pricey, and I like onions just fine. Maybe one day I'll splurge and see what we think about them. After all, I do splurge and buy leeks. They're usually about $1 apiece.
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Here a scallion and a green onion are the same thing.
And we call them shall- ots
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Old 03-11-2006, 07:33 PM   #19
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I don't buy shallots because they are so pricey, and I like onions just fine. Maybe one day I'll splurge and see what we think about them. After all, I do splurge and buy leeks. They're usually about $1 apiece.
Ehhh, when you think about it, they aren't really that pricey. I pay like 3.49 a pound for shallots, but the thing with them is that each shallot bulb usually has about 3 shallots in it. And since a little goes a long way (the garlic flavor to it makes it a flavor that stands out, even if it is milder than an onion), they really only end up costing about 70 cents a dish whereas a yellow onion would be about 40. 30 cents ain't a big deal, IMO.
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Here is a good explanation:

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