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How to prepare an onion or shallot

How to prepare an onion or shallot

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Last modified on: February 21th 2011

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Stage 1
How to prepare an onion or shallot : Photo of step #1 Place an onion or shallot on its side.
Stage 2
How to prepare an onion or shallot : Photo of step #2 Cut off the base (about ½ cm or ¼") and discard.
Stage 3
How to prepare an onion or shallot : Photo of step #3 Do the same with the top.
Stage 4
How to prepare an onion or shallot : Photo of step #4 Slit the whole height of the skin down the side.
Stage 5
How to prepare an onion or shallot : Photo of step #5 Peel off the skin to leave just the white flesh.
Stage 6
How to prepare an onion or shallot : Photo of step #6 Rinse and dry.
Stage 7
How to prepare an onion or shallot : Photo of step #7 Cut in half lengthways.
Stage 8
How to prepare an onion or shallot : Photo of step #8 Place flat side down, and slice horizontally, but without cutting right to the end, so that the slices are still held together.
Stage 9
How to prepare an onion or shallot : Photo of step #9 Then slice vertically, again without cutting right to the end. You will then have small sticks held together by the uncut portion.
Stage 10
How to prepare an onion or shallot : Photo of step #10 And finally, slice downwards, as if slicing the half shallot normally, to cut into small pieces ready to add to your recipe.
Stage 11
How to prepare an onion or shallot : Photo of step #11 Finish by chopping the uncut portion.
Stage 12
How to prepare an onion or shallot : Photo of step #12 Do the same with the other half, and your shallot is ready for use.
Stage 13
See all this steps in a small video.

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Home made.

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