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 noodles, fried 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.
I purposely hold these crispy shallots in a chopstick to show you how crispy these shallots are. This crispy shallot is fragrant and sweet !
Tip 1 : Do not slice shallots too thin...thickness 2-3mm should be alright.
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 !!
How to store: store in air-tight container and keep inside the fridge to maintain the crispyness for few days..
Happy Cooking !!