How to prepare an onion or shallot

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    Place an onion or shallot on its side.
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    Cut off the base (about ½ cm or ¼") and discard.
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    Do the same with the top.
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    Slit the whole height of the skin down the side.
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    Peel off the skin to leave just the white flesh.
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    Rinse and dry.
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    Cut in half lengthways.
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    Place flat side down, and slice horizontally, but without cutting right to the end, so that the slices are still held together.
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    Then slice vertically, again without cutting right to the end. You will then have small sticks held together by the uncut portion.
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    And finally, slice downwards, as if slicing the half shallot normally, to cut into small pieces ready to add to your recipe.
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    Finish by chopping the uncut portion.
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    Do the same with the other half, and your shallot is ready for use.
  13. See all this steps in a small video.

Source:

Home made.

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