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