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Can I use white onion as a substitute for shallots?! (I am in the middle of cooking!)

Ok, so I need shallots and realized I didn't have any!!! AHHHH! What can I use for a substitute?!

asked by hans almost 2 years ago

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Bevi
added almost 2 years ago

It really depends on the recipe you are making. How are you using the onion? What's the recipe?

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SKK
added almost 2 years ago

Shallots are amazing - not onions and not garlic. Any onion can be used as substitute and recommend you make the recipe again using shallots and taste if there is a difference.

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Smaug
added almost 2 years ago

You'll probably be OK with onion, but it will be more pungent, so go cautiously. Most of the shallots available are actually hybrids with a type of red onion; true shallots are pretty small. If you have red onion, that would be better.

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