How to Select Shallots

  • Select shallots that are firm and heavy for their size.
  • Select shallot size based on your taste preference: smaller shallots will have a milder taste while larger shallots will taste more similar to onion and garlic.
  • Avoid shallots that have soft spots or noticeable bruising.
  • Avoid shallots that are sprouting. They are safe to eat but indicate they are aging and are more bitter.

How to Store Shallots

How To Store Shallots: Store shallots in a cool, dark place. To ensure they get enough airflow, shallots can be stored in a hanging mesh fruit basket or in a pair of pantyhose knotted and hung from the ceiling. When stored properly, shallots can last up to two months.

How To Freeze Shallots: Peel and then chop or dice shallots before freezing. Do not freeze shallots whole. Place chopped shallots in a freezer bag and freeze for up to 10 months.

How to Serve Shallots