A tutorial on how to make Crispy Fried Shallots and Fragrant Shallot Oil, a popular condiment in Chinese cooking. It is a must-have in a variety of dishes! | MalaysianChineseKitchen.com

Crispy Fried Shallots and Fragrant Shallot Oil

A tutorial on how to make Crispy Fried Shallots and Fragrant Shallot Oil, a popular condiment in Chinese cooking. It is a must-have in a variety of dishes!
(Makes about 2 cups/125g)
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Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Chinese
Servings: 25
Calories: 30kcal
Author: Linda Ooi

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 lb shallots (450g)
  • 2 cups vegetable oil (480ml)

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Peel shallots. Then rinse and drain in a colander.
  • Cut each shallot cross-wise as thinly as possible.
  • Heat vegetable oil in a wok or a saucepan over medium low heat.
  • Drop a slice of shallot into the hot oil to test if it is sufficiently hot. If it is, add all the sliced shallots. Stir gently to brown evenly.
  • Depending on the amount of shallots being fried, it takes anywhere between 10 to 15 minutes for the shallots to brown.
  • As soon as the shallots turn a light brown color, remove them from the hot oil into a metal strainer. Shallots will continue to brown to a golden color.
  • Strain the oil into a jar when it is cool enough to handle.
  • Allow fried shallots to cool completely before storing in air tight jars. Use within a month.

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Calories: 30kcal
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