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Fried Shallots

Makes 1 cup

Total Time
30 mins

Crispy fried shallots are an essential condiment in Vietnam. They turn up in soups and on salads, sprinkled onto dumplings as a garnish, and minced and added to meatballs. Use them the same day they are fried.


 2 cups thinly sliced shallots (about 4 large)
 2 cups canola oil
Step 1

Combine shallots and oil in a small saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring constantly, 15 to 20 minutes, until shallots are golden brown and crisp. Don't increase the heat--the sugars in the shallots will caramelize too quickly and burn.

Step 2

Transfer shallots to paper towels to drain, spreading slices in a single layer. Strain oil and save to fry more shallots if you like; it keeps, chilled airtight, several weeks.

Step 3

Note: Nutritional analysis is per tbsp.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 0

Amount Per Serving
Calories 30Calories from Fat 53
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1.8g3%

Saturated Fat 0.1g1%
Cholesterol 0.0mg0%
Sodium 2.4mg1%
Total Carbohydrate 3.4g2%

Dietary Fiber 0.0g0%
Protein 0.5g1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.