Quick Crispy Fried Shallots

Crispy fried shallots are straightforward to make and with this recipe you will achieve the crispiest shallots possible to decorate any dish and add texture.

Fried shallots

You will never want store bought crispy shallots again! Firstly, buying them is an unnecessary expense and secondly it is very easy to make them yourself. All over Asia, crispy shallots are commonly used to decorate many dishes.

They add fragrance and taste to the dish as well as crunch. Fried rice, curries, noodle dishes and salads are just a few of the many dishes enhanced with this simple ingredient. 

How to get equal shallot rings

Use a mandoline slicer to evenly slice the shallots. The rings will be of the exact same thickness which will make cooking them easier.

slicing shallots

How to store crispy shallots

Once cooled, it is best to consume them as soon as possible but they can be stored in an airtight container for up to one week.

Fried shallots

Crispy Fried Shallots

You will never want store bought crispy shallots again!
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Side dishes
Cuisine Chinese, Thai
Servings 6 people
Calories 32 kcal

EQUIPMENT (click pictures for details)



  • Peel and thinly slice the shallots and put them in iced water for about 20-30 minutes.
    slicing shallots
  • Pat them dry and heat cooking oil up to 150°C.
    pat drying shallots
  • Coat the dried shallot rings with corn starch and deep fry them for 4-5 minutes or until golden brown. Stir the shallot rings well to avoid them sticking to each other.
    frying shallot rings

Nutrition for 1 portion

Calories: 32kcalCarbohydrates: 8gProtein: 0.04gFat: 0.01gSodium: 1mgFiber: 0.1gSugar: 0.04gVitamin A: 0.02IUVitamin C: 0.04mgCalcium: 0.4mgIron: 0.05mg
Keyword crispy food, shallots
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