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Old 03-02-2008, 06:03 PM   #1
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Shallots

I bought some shallots recently...I've never had them before.

Can I carmalize them? I want to use them but I'm not sure what to do with them. I'm making chops tonight and though I could put them in taters or something.

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Old 03-02-2008, 06:05 PM   #2
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You can use then the same way you would use onions.
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Old 03-02-2008, 06:07 PM   #3
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Awesome. Thank you!
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Old 03-02-2008, 06:07 PM   #4
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Shallots is a combo of a red onion and garlic. Yes, you can carmalize them, you can pretty much use them any where you need a milder flavor than garlic.
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Old 03-02-2008, 06:10 PM   #5
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I always have shallots on hand. They are tasty and mild. They are a great addition to salad dressings and all sorts of yummies. In fact, I'm going to use some tonight with my honey-glazed carrots.
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Old 03-02-2008, 06:19 PM   #6
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though they have a word for it in Russian never have found them here------have to get them when passing thru the UK but I love cooking with them
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Old 03-02-2008, 06:22 PM   #7
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Are they gonna make me cry like onions do?
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Old 03-02-2008, 06:35 PM   #8
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They shouldn't. They're very mild. One thing you will notice, though, is that as you cut them, what initially appears to be one whole shallot will actually be two or more "lobes" together. That's just the character of shallots. You'll like them.
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Old 03-02-2008, 11:55 PM   #9
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angie, like sattie said, they're half way between an onion and garlic; a little more on the onion side.

they have a little of that sulfur sting, but unless you're chopping several, it shouldn't be a problem.

i've always wondered why people pay so much more for shallots than they do for onion and garlic. recently, i've found the paterson farmers market has them for the same price as the other 2, but the supermarkets are always so overpriced.
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buckytom, I am with you ... I actually love them (because they will melt away and kids don't gripe about them), but they are SO overpriced. I am tempted to try and plant some this year, but have never had luck with the onions and garlic. I am a real "miracle" gardener. I'd love to find them at a farmers market!
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