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Shallots getting deep fried in a skillet of oil.

Crispy Shallots

Crunchy, sweet, savory, salty… crispy shallots are a delicious topping for almost any recipe.
DISCLAMER: Be careful while heating oil, especially on a grill. Use a thermometer to ensure the oil reaches the desired temperature before adding the shallots to the oil or the results will be greasy, not crispy.
Slowly add a shallots a few at a time to keep them from clumping and avoid the oil from boiling over the pan because of too much moisture.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Side Dish, Topping
Cuisine North American

Ingredients
  

  • cups vegetable oil
  • 4-5 shallots halved and thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Instructions
 

  • Heat vegetable oil in a skillet over medium heat, until a temperature of 350°F - 375°F is reached. Choose a pan that the oil covers ½” to ¾” of the bottom of the pan.
  • Add the flour to a small bowl and season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  • Coat the sliced shallots in the seasoned flour.
  • Carefully place the shallots in the hot oil, a few at a time to avoid clumps, then fry until golden brown.
  • Transfer the shallots to a paper towel lined dish then sprinkle with salt, to taste.
  • Serve immediately or store at room temperature in a food storage container, lined with a paper towel for up to two days.
  • Yield: 1cup

Notes

Cook's Note:
Be careful while heating oil, especially on a grill. Use a thermometer to ensure the oil reaches the desired temperature before adding the shallots to the oil or the results will be greasy, not crispy.
Slowly add a shallots a few at a time to keep them from clumping and avoid the oil from boiling over the pan because of too much moisture.
Keyword banh mi, crispy shallots, fried shallots
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