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Old 12-03-2014, 04:43 PM   #1
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Onions to supplement shallots, how much should I use?

Im following a recipe that calls for 20 shallots.
I dont have shallots , but I have onions.
I want to supplement the onions for the shallots.

I know onions are usually a stronger flavor than the shallots, but for this recipe, Im more concerned about the quantity being the same.

I know onions come in all shapes and sizes. I would consider the onions I have, average sized ( tennis ball sized + / - ).

How many onions do you think would equal 20 shallots?

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Old 12-03-2014, 04:46 PM   #2
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Shallot Cooking Tips and Measures

This link says that 6 minced shallot cloves equal approx. 1/4 cup.
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Old 12-03-2014, 04:52 PM   #3
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So much depends on the size of the shallots. Off hand, if three shallots equals one onion, you'd need about 7 onions. Your guess is as good as any.
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Old 12-04-2014, 10:57 AM   #4
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Since a shallot is also a bit "garlicy," Id suggest maybe throwing in a few garlic cloves.

The large shallots are stronger flavored than the small ones.
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