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Short-hand measurements

GarlicandGinger | May 30, 2007 02:34 PM

Like a satisfied cook I rarely measure my ingredients. So for example, a tablespoon of olive oil is one revolution in the pan, or a tablespoon of garlic is like one large clove or two medium sized cloves. A cup of finely chopped onion is about 1/2 of a regular sized white or yellow onion and two cups is a whole onion.

What are your basic shorthand measurements?

Am I correct to think that a cup of chopped onion is only a 1/2? Or am I way off? Someone out there in chowland give me some help. Grazie mille!

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