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How-To: Crispy Fried Shallots

If you love green bean casserole, you know crispy fried shallots are a must. Fortunately, learning how to fry shallots is so easy.
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Servings: 1 cup
Calories: 180kcal


  • Saucepan
  • Mandoline, if you have one


  • 10 shallots approximately 1 pound; peeled and thinly sliced in rings
  • Neutral oil
  • Flaky sea salt


Start the shallots:

  • Place the shallots in the sauce pan and pour in oil to just barely cover them.

Sizzle the shallots:

  • Turn the heat to medium and cook, turning the shallots occasionally, for 6–8 minutes until they just begin to turn golden brown in places.
  • As the shallots continue to deepen in color, continue stirring more frequently, turning them frequently in the hot oil. Continue on for an additional 1–3 minutes or until all the shallots are deep golden brown. Precise timing will depend on the heat on your stovetop, so keep a close eye on the shallots and continue turning them until golden brown.

To serve:

  • Immediately use a slotted spoon to transfer the hot shallots to a paper towel-lined plate and sprinkle with salt.
  • The leftover oil can be transferred to a heat-proof container and refrigerated for several weeks. It can be used as a finishing oil or whisked into salad dressings.


Calories: 180kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 30mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin C: 20mg
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