How big is a medium shallot?
Then, how much does a medium shallot weigh?
Furthermore, what does 3 shallots mean? When a recipe calls for 3 shallots, does that mean the entire shallot, or just 3 'sections' of the shallot, like garlic? Shallots are very small browninsh-pink "onions" - like, golf ball sized - and typically have a pretty mild flavor. You would use 3 whole shallots.
Also asked, what is considered a whole shallot?
This is where it gets tricky when a recipe calls for a certain number of shallots, rather than a specific amount like “2 tablespoons, minced.” A general rule of thumb is that “one shallot” refers to one shallot bulb, regardless of how many cloves are inside once it has been cut.
What does a whole shallot look like?
Shallots are favored for their mild onion flavor, and can be used in the same manner as onions. A shallot looks like a small, elongated onion with a copper, reddish, or gray skin. When peeled, shallots separate into into cloves like garlic.