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Shallots


A variety of onion divided into a cluster of small bulbs. Allium ascalonicum, was referred to as askolonion by the Greeks because they believe the shallot came from the city of Ashkelon in South Isreal but in fact it is more likely the shallot came from Asia.  Typically shallots are sold dried all year round but can be fresh in spring. The flavor is strong so the shallot is normally used in small amounts. One of the most famous uses for the shallot is to make Bearnaise Sauce but can also be pickled or as a substitute for leeks.
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Substitute for shallots

green (spring) onions, leeks OR yellow or white onions, or red Spanish onions

Equivalents

1 med   =   1/2-1 oz or 1 tbsp minced | 3 shallots = 1 small onion | 1 medium = 1/2 to 1 oz., 1 tbsp minced | 4oz = 4 to 6 medium, 10 to 12 small, 1 cup chopped, 3/4 cup minced

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Nutrition Facts
(USDA#11677)
Serving Size
1 tbsp chopped (10 grams)
Calories
7
Total Fat
0g
  Saturated Fat
0g
Cholesterol
0mg
Sodium
1mg
Potassium
33mg
Total Carbohydrates
2g
  Dietary Fiber
0g
  Sugars
0g
Protein
0g
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