Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Homemade crispy fried shallots

Homemade crispy fried shallots


When i first learn how to cook, fried shallots is one of the recipe that i learn first as we like to sprinkle fried shallots on Hokkien mee,dried sauce noodlesfried tapioca noodles, hand-pulled noodles,prawn mee & etc. Thought fry shallots should be easy, just fry the shallots slices in hot oil, but to get cripsy shallots, after i tried for few times, I still could not get the crispy shallots like my mom use to be prepared. After learned from my mom, there are few tips to get crispy shallots. Maybe you already know how, but I would like to share here as to benefit for those still try to figure out how.









Homemade crispy fried shallots



I purposely hold these crispy shallots in a chopstick to show you how crispy these shallots are. This crispy shallot is fragrant and sweet !

Homemade crispy fried shallots



Tip 1 : Do not slice shallots too thin...thickness 2-3mm should be alright.

Homemade crispy fried shallots



Tip 2 : Heat up a wok over high flame, add in oil. Once oil is hot, add in shallot slices, keep stirring ( still cook over high flame ). After 2-3mins, you started to see the shallots edges change to brown, now change to medium low flame, and continue stirring till slightly golden brown. Turn off the flame, continue stirring by using the remaining heat to cook till golden brown and cripsy.
So the tip is fry over high flame at the beginning !!


Homemade crispy fried shallots

How to store: store in air-tight container and keep inside the fridge to maintain the crispyness for few days..

Happy Cooking !!

41 comments:

鲸鱼蓝蓝蓝 said...

呵呵,套在筷子上来拍很漂亮:P
这个在煮清汤或火锅或粥都很好吃:)

Three-Cookies said...

Excellent. Here you can buy crispy fried onion but its battered, without batter would be nicer. Good tip

Charmaine said...

Beautiful golden brown fried shallots. I remember my 1st time frying the shallots, I was impatient and kept it on high heat. Needless to say, the shallots turned black. Learnt my lesson though.

Rebecca from Chow and Chatter said...

hope you get to visit Melbourne one day oh wow these look great :)

Joelyn~幸福の起点 said...

i love it very much when i cooked the dry manggi mee....best in the world

Elin said...

Sonia...thanks for the tips for making this crispy shallots...mine always turns soft :) Now with this tips I will have crispy shallots for my mee :)

Anncoo said...

That's a beautiful picture of the crispy shallots.

ai wei said...

hehe, i never use wok. i just slice slice slice and throw it into half bowl of oil, those the whole thing into microwave for 5 mins. :) simple and not afraid of heat :P

♥LOVE2COOK♥ said...

Gosh, they are indeed so crispy!!! ;)

Cuisine Paradise said...

This is a great topping which adds on extra fragrance and flavour to most of the dishes. I always made mine in microwave as in when i need them. :)

Min {Honest Vanilla} said...

Oooo I didn't know that there are special techniques to making crispy shallots! Thanks for sharing, will need them pretty soon :)

susanyee said...

great shooting!

Tina said...

beautiful clicks....

divya said...

Mind-blowing gorgeous pics and great post...

Dawn said...

I MUST try these one something. I love the mild flavor of shallots and the crispiness has me drooling.

Mary said...

These are such a beautiful golden color. I use fried garlic and shallots as a garnish for some of the dishes I fix. I buy them, but now that I have a workable recipe, I think I'll try them at home. Have a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

Alice said...

so beautiful! i love to have fried shallot with almost anything :)

Swee San said...

I heard some bad stories that people actually melt plastic in the oil first then fry the shallots, then the shallots stay crispy for very long! Scarry!!

Ah Tze said...

beautiful pictures on the shallots, especially the one with chopsticks ^_^

Pete said...

Put a lot in prawns noodle.....really nice!

tigerfish said...

You know? I love love love fried shallots! They just make some dishes taste better!

daphne said...

i never thought shallots can look so pretty! LOL shallots r so expensive here..that store bought fried ones seems more economical (fresh shallots go for around $15/kg!) but the compromise is the unhealthy oil that they use to fry in. Doing it at home is so much better.. sometimes, i wonder if i have the tefal air fried machine, will food like shallots come up crisp as well?mmm..sorry! rambling on your comments! LOL

Somewhere in Singapore said...

This is nice...

travellingfoodies said...

my mum used to make a batch of these once in a while and we would use it in every available opportunity, be it on stir-fried kailan, or instant noodles etc. It is quintessential for the meat sauce for making my favorite 鲁肉饭! They add aroma and taste to almost everything they'd been added into!

But we get mostly the store-bought ones nowadays and as daphne had mentioned, the quality of the oil used is often in question.

Thanks for the reminder for a long overdue attempt to make our own 油葱 again.

j3ss kitch3n said...

i love shallots! yours look so evenly fried Sonia!

Jane Chew said...

love all the photos especially the one with chopsticks :) It is so expensive for me to buy shallots in Perth. So i always go for ready fried one. Still very good to used in terms of $ & times value.

Little Inbox said...

This is so good to top on fried noodle, bee hoon, prawn noodle,...

sean said...

好酥脆哦!
棒!

Angelic Heart~ said...

Thanks for the tips. i always fail to get crispy shallots.

Mimosa said...

Yes, I also every time fail to get the Cris..Crispy shallots, thanks for sharing.

Shirley @ Kokken69 said...

Seemingly simple but oh so practical. This can be used with almost everything!

pigpigscorner said...

This is great with anything! I always buy ready-made packets, lazy me =P

Echo's Kitchen said...

wowww...loveee this!

Alice said...

hi Sonia, here's an award for u:
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:)

Quay Po Cooks said...

I always fry my own shallots. They add flavors to a lot of dishes especially soup noodles. I hate the cutting part, it makes me cry!

Ron Joe White said...

Greetings from Southern California

God bless you and have a nice day :-)

Yummy Koh said...

Wow ... very beautifully fried. I have an award for you, pls pick up from my blog.

My Asian Kitchen said...

love and crazy with homefried shallot!!

Colin Woon said...

Ahhh...this is the trick! Good tips, good tips! Thanks!

LadyMacaron20ten said...

Thanks for the tip, I love crispy fried shallots.

Nags said...

hello, are these shallots easily available in sydney?

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