By Sri Owen
Nowadays, I think, crisp fried onions can be bought ready-made in most supermarkets anywhere in the world, and they are very good as long as you don’ t keep them beyond their best-by dates. If you want to make your own, use shallots rather than onions. Shallots fry crisp without being coated in flour.
Heat the oil in a wok or non-stick frying pan until a slice of shallot dropped into it sizzles immediately. Fry the shallots in