Shallots are an under used cousin of the onion; and I love them. First, they are smaller than onions, and so there tends to be less waste if your cooking for one or two people. They also have a flavor that is bit more mild and sweet than the average onion…with just a hint of garlic. They are especially great with sauces. But very much like the onion, they can be a bit of a pain to peel. Here’s a couple tips to help you out.
How to Peel a Shallot