Making crispy fried shallots is a simple and easy process! All you need are three ingredients and a little time to get them golden brown. Gluten-free and vegan.
Prep Time 5minutes
Cook Time 25minutes
Total Time 30minutes
Author Just a Little Bit of Bacon
2largeshallots,about 1 cup sliced
Slice the shallots in half lengthwise and then cut them into 1/8 inch slices. (You will have a pile of half rings.)
Combine the shallots with the oil in a medium saucepan and turn the burner to medium. Once they begin to bubble, about 5 minutes, reduce the heat to medium low. Fry the shallots, stirring occasionally for 18 minutes. Then watch them more carefully, stirring frequently, until they are golden brown, 2-3 minutes more.
Scoop the shallots out of the oil into a paper towel lined plate and sprinkle them with kosher salt to taste.
Let the oil cool, then you can discard it or save it for salads and sautes.
If you are making my Italian Green Bean Salad, save the oil. You will use some of the oil in the dressing.
Since I keep and use the oil, I prefer to use an extra virgin olive oil.
The recipe can be doubled. However, I have found that the doubled recipe takes about twice the time when I keep the heat at medium low. Note that I'm not completely certain of the timing since I didn't note it down, but it definitely took a lot longer than this single recipe.