Crispy fried shallots

This humble condiment deserves a post on its own. It is very easy to make and can be served with so many of the dishes. Stir-frys, congee, soups, you name it. It adds texture and a certain depth to the dishes.

Thinly sliced shallots

Thinly sliced shallots

Please remember to sharpen your knife before you slice the shallots or be prepared for tears!


  • 6 shallots, thinly sliced
  • 1 – 2 tbsp of flour (depending on size of the shallots)
  • Oil for deep frying
  • Salt


  1. Flour the thinly sliced shallots. Deep fry them in smaller batches to avoid clumping.
  2. Remove from the hot oil once it turns a dark brown colour
  3. Drain them on paper towel and sprinkle salt while it is still warm
Crispy shallots

Crispy shallots

You can always make a big batch and store it in an air-tight container. And it can be quite addictive eaten on its own and is it just me?!

** Do you know of any other condiments that makes a difference to dishes? Please do share!**

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