Fried Shallots Recipe


| 11/1/2012 2:26:57 PM


Tags: shallot recipes, cooking with shallots, onion rings,

Fried ShallotsFried Shallots Recipe makes 2 servings as an appetizer or serves 4 as a garnish. 

Crispy fried shallots are great solo or as a tasty topping for simple dishes — green beans and mashed potatoes are classics. Shallots can be simply fried in hot oil, but going to the extra effort of breading them first will prove worth the time. As with most shallot recipes, feel free to substitute onions (for onion rings) if you prefer.

Ingredients: 

8 ounces shallots (about 6 to 8 large shallots), sliced carefully into rings about 1/4-inch thick 
Kosher salt, to taste 
Ground black and cayenne pepper, to taste 
All-purpose flour (about 1/2 inch in the bottom of a wide bowl) 
1 egg beaten with 2 tsp water 
Bread or cracker crumbs, finely ground (about 1/2 inch in the bottom of a wide bowl) 
Cooking fat, such as peanut oil or lard 

Instructions: 

Separate the shallot rings on a platter and toss with salt. Allow them to rest for at least 15 minutes, then blot dry completely with a towel. Season with peppers. Working one at a time, dredge each ring in flour and shake off the excess. Next, dip it into the egg mixture and let it drain completely. Then dip the ring into the crumbs, coating both sides thoroughly. Set the rings on a platter; do not allow them to touch. Allow the rings to rest for at least 20 minutes.




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