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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. Vegan. | justalittlebitofbacon.com
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How to Make Crispy Fried Shallots

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.
Course Condiment
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 1 cup
Calories 350kcal
Author Just a Little Bit of Bacon

Ingredients

  • 2 large shallots, about 1 cup sliced
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • kosher salt

Instructions

  • 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.

Notes

  • 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.

Nutrition

Calories: 350kcal