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Tue Mar 13, 2018, 01:19 PM

$1.59 for a pound of French-grown shallots

We love our Burmese neighbors and their store here ... these would have been twice as expensive in the supermarket or farmers market.

I may pickle some, need to find uses for the rest. Any favorite uses for shallots, C & Bers?

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Reply $1.59 for a pound of French-grown shallots (Original post)
Cairycat Mar 2018 OP
Ilsa Mar 2018 #1
rzemanfl Mar 2018 #2
Hortensis Mar 2018 #6
rzemanfl Mar 2018 #7
geardaddy Mar 2018 #3
sir pball Mar 2018 #4
Rabrrrrrr Mar 2018 #5

Response to Cairycat (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 01:27 PM

1. I mince them for egg salad, including

Old Bay Seasoning, mayo, and sweet pickle relish.

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Response to rzemanfl (Reply #2)

Fri Mar 16, 2018, 01:24 PM

6. I bet I could have this on the table in no time

at all with the Instant Pot our daughter got me for Christmas. At least if you don't include the heat-up period. Just eliminate most of the added liquid. Thanks for the recommendation.

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Response to Hortensis (Reply #6)

Fri Mar 16, 2018, 08:33 PM

7. Let me know how it turns out. n/t

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Response to Cairycat (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 01:47 PM

3. Use them in steamed mussels.

I love shallots.

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Response to Cairycat (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 11:08 PM

4. Slice them crosswise, paper-thin..

..best done on a mandoline, soak for an hour in milk, drain, toss with half flour and half cornstarch plus a slug of celery salt, and fry them up. They're so much better than French's onions it's ridiculous.

More seriously, they're invariably a superior substitute for red onions in literally any recipe, and an indispensable component of French cookery. I make a half gallon of bearnaise every day at work - I will pay $7/# at whole foods across the street if some dumbass (myself) forgot to order enough for the day.

I also make a honeyed-shallot&blueberry compote that's just epic on waffles...but that's one of my few truly secret recipes

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Response to Cairycat (Original post)

Fri Mar 16, 2018, 01:15 PM

5. French Onion soup, except French Shallot soup.

Make it the same as one would the onion soup, but using shallots instead. It's also quite lovely.

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