These onions have a mild, delicate flavour. They grow in a similar way to garlic and when peeled will divide into two or more cloves.
How to Use
They are often included whole in stews and casserole. Shallots can be used in recipes where just a small amount of onion is need or where only a subtle onion flavour is required.
How to Prepare
Top and tail shallots and then peel the outer skin away. If there are several bulbs, pull them apart and leave whole or slice or chop finely.
How to Cook
Shallots can be fried or added to stews and casseroles. To fry, heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a pan, add the chopped shallot and cook for 5-10 minutes, stirring occasionally until tender.
How to Store
Keep in a cool, dry place for 1-2 weeks.