Fried shallots

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By Christine Manfield

Published 1999

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Made from Asian shallots, these crisp, wafery slices can be sprinkled over stir-fries, noodle dishes, curries and so on for a richly flavoured texture contrast. They can be bought from Asian food stores, but are easy to make at home.


  • red shallots
  • vegetable oil


Slice shallots finely lengthwise, then fry over moderate heat in a good quantity of oil until golden brown — the shallots should float freely in the oil as they cook. Remove pan from heat immediately and pour hot oil through a sieve into a stainless steel bowl. Spread fried shallots on paper towel to drain and cool. Reserve flavoured oil for other cooking. Store fried shallots in a sealed conta