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Old 04-02-2016, 03:34 PM
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Default Shallot question

When a recipe calls for, say, "2 shallots", does it mean 4 shallot cloves? Or two cloves of shallot?

In other words, is there one shallot in the photo below, or two?

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Default Re: Shallot question

I'd call that two - they very in size and wish the recipes called for measurements. Can there be too much?
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Default Re: Shallot question

Since shallots vary so much in size, I never worry about whether it's one or two. I just chop what I think is appropriate for the recipe. Sometimes I get shallots that only have a single lobe.

The same is true for onions & garlic. Sometimes one clove is three times the size of another. And if the recipe isn't specific about size, then what exactly is one onion?

By the way, Serious Eats - The Food Lab calls that one shallot, no matter how many lobes is contains. http://www.seriouseats.com/2012/10/a...ing-curry.html
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Default Re: Shallot question

When shallot is growing, it multibly itself to two, so in picture is already two shallots. Its a similar onion like a potato onion (known also as multiplier onion) what produces many new onions from one.

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9 onions, not only 1.
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