Crispy Fried Shallots

Crispy Fried Shallots
This image courtesy of Heinz Von Holzen

Editor's Note: Add depth and flavor to almost any dish when you make this recipe for Crispy Fried Shallots. As any experienced home cook knows, fried shallots can add a complex flavor profile and turn almost any dish into one that is memorable and flavorful. This recipe is quick and easy to make, too, and will pack a lot of punch to soups, salads, and so much more, including this recipe for Grilled Eggplant Salad with Crabmeat (Ca Tim Nuong). If you've never made fried shallots before, then what are you waiting for? When frying shallots, remember to keep paper towels on hand to drain them.

Cooking Time2 min

Cooking MethodFrying, Pan-frying



Total TimeUnder 15 minutes

Kid FriendlyYes

Five Ingredients or LessYes

Taste and TextureCrisp, Crunchy

Type of DishVegetable


  • 3 tablespoons oil
  • 4 tablespoons thinly sliced shallots (about 6 shallots)


  1. To make the Crispy Fried Shallots, heat the oil in a skillet over low heat until hot. 

  2. Stir-fry the shallots for 1 to 2 minutes, stirring constantly, until fragrant and transparent. 

  3. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain paper towels.


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