Crispy Fried Shallots

crispy fried shallots

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A staple in many Asian kitchens, Crispy Fried Shallots are extremely easy to make and taste fresher than shop bought ones. I keep mine in an airtight container in the fridge for weeks. Used as a topping on all sorts of noodles, rice and curry dishes.

To get the shallots really crispy, start with a high flame, reducing it halfway through cooking. I don’t really use cooking thermometers, drop a slice of shallot in the hot oil, if it floats right up, you know the oil is hot enough.

Store the used oil in a clean jar at room temperature and use it for stir fries and stews; it makes for a great flavour enhancer.

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crispy fried shallots

Crispy Fried Shallots

A quick and easy recipe for perfectly Crispy Fried Shallots, an ingedient that can be used to top curry, noodles or rice.
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Course: Ingredients
Cuisine: Asian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Calories: 1150kcal
Author: Azlin Bloor


  • 100 g sliced shallots not too finely
  • 125 ml vegetable oil


  • Heat oil on high heat and, when hot, as discussed above, drop the shallots in, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon or chopsticks.
  • When they’ve turned a golden colour, turn heat down to medium and keep stirring until they reach a dark golden colour, before they turn a dark brown.
  • Dish out with a slotted spoon and drain on a plate lined with kitchen towel.
  • When cool, store in an airtight container in the fridge.
  • Drain the used oil into a sterilised jar, leaving the last bit, as that will be full of sediments. Store at room temperature.


Nutritional information is for the full recipe yield (1/2 cup).


Calories: 1150kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 125g | Saturated Fat: 102g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 14g | Sodium: 12mg | Potassium: 334mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 4IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 1mg
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