Heat a wok or large frying pan over high heat until it is hot. Add the oil, and when it is very hot and slightly smoking, turn the heat down and deep-fry the garlic and shallots for 3–4 minutes or until they are golden brown. Make sure they don’t burn. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on kitchen paper. The oil can be saved and used for future cooking purposes.
Using a sharp knife,