Sure, you can purchase crispy shallots “pre-made,” but they’re so much better made and served fresh. Like French fries…potato sticks don’t hold a candle to the real thing. Here, we’ll show you how to make crispy shallots that are perfect for sprinkling…take your salad over the top!
Making these delicious crunchy little treats is pretty easy: coat thinly-sliced shallots in seasoned flour and cook for less than a minute in hot oil. Draining them is key for a lovely crispy bite.
2 tablespoons flour
salt and pepper
1 cup grapeseed or other neutral oil
Peel and slice the shallots into thin rings.
Mix the flour with plenty of salt and pepper, and coat each shallot in the mixture.
In a small pot or pan, heat the oil until sizzling. Add the shallots and fry until crispy, about 3-4 minutes. Drain and blot any excess oil using paper towels. Use immediately for maximum crispiness!
You can store these in a sealed container, but they're best eaten fresh.