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Can you use garlic and shallot interchangeably?

I have a recipe that calls for shallot and all I have is garlic, should I lessen the amt. a little?

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luvschocolate

Asked by luvschocolate at 9:42 PM on Aug. 23, 2010 in Food & Drink

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  • shallot is much stronger, and different if you ask me
    jennient3

    Answer by jennient3 at 9:43 PM on Aug. 23, 2010

  • not exactly - shallots are a different flavor.

    But I substitute garlic all the time just because I like it better, and yes I lessen the amount, about 1/2 or so
    DarkFaery131

    Answer by DarkFaery131 at 9:43 PM on Aug. 23, 2010

  • A shallot is a type of onion. The substitute for a shallot is 2/3 onion and 1/3 garlic.
    GrnEyedGrandma

    Answer by GrnEyedGrandma at 9:44 PM on Aug. 23, 2010

  • no shallots are more onion like... I use both but I would not exchange
    MELRN

    Answer by MELRN at 9:45 PM on Aug. 23, 2010

  • "A shallot is a type of onion. The substitute for a shallot is 2/3 onion and 1/3 garlic. "

    ^^ This. :)
    karamille

    Answer by karamille at 9:48 PM on Aug. 23, 2010

  • Shallots are a very mild onion flavor. Shallots and garlic are not interchangable.
    FeelinYummy

    Answer by FeelinYummy at 9:48 PM on Aug. 23, 2010

  • I mix onion and garlic to sub for shallot... but it probably won't make a huge difference, they're all aromatics.
    LeanneC

    Answer by LeanneC at 9:50 PM on Aug. 23, 2010

  • BTW,,My source for that info is my Betty Crocker Cookbook..forgot to site that.
    GrnEyedGrandma

    Answer by GrnEyedGrandma at 9:51 PM on Aug. 23, 2010

  • Shallots are another type of onion. I've used onions and garlic in recipes. However you are changing the recipe if you substitute garlic for onions.
    CafeMochaMom1

    Answer by CafeMochaMom1 at 9:52 PM on Aug. 23, 2010

  • That depends on your preference. There are certain things that I feel must have garlic and I wouldn't ever dream of substituting. Shallots are a milder relative of the onion so they are more easily substituted with onion.
    NikkiMomof2grls

    Answer by NikkiMomof2grls at 10:24 PM on Aug. 23, 2010

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