Crispy Fried Shallots

Crispy, sweet, and savoury with a hint of salt, fried shallots can be sprinkled over many things. This must-have condiment in Vietnamese cuisine is also popular in Middle Eastern and Indian cuisines when scattered over fragrant Pelau(s) and Biryani(s).

20151018in good taste logoAs a condiment, they can be used to top burgers, steaks, rice dishes, salads, mashed potatoes, salads, and stir-fried veggies. Some people even garnish their soups with fried shallots.

Shallots are a type of small pink onion and if you find them in the Caribbean, they are imported. However, to make these, I used the heads of our purple shallots/green onions (Bajans call it seasoning). If you can get your hands on some baby red/purple onions or small white/brown onions they would work as good substitutes…..