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A white plate with crispy shallots.
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Crispy Shallots

Crispy shallots make for an addictive garnish to almost any recipe with it's lightweight crunchy texture and savory yet sweet flavor.
Prep Time: 4 mins
Cook Time: 8 mins
Total Time: 12 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: crispy shallots
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 137kcal
Author: Lisa Bryan


  • 4-5 shallots thinly sliced into rings
  • 1/4 cup olive oil or more as needed


  • Slice the shallots into thin rings using a knife or mandoline.
    Shallots being sliced on a wooden board.
  • Heat the olive oil in a pan over medium heat. Saute the shallot rings for about 5 minutes. Then, reduce the heat to low and continue to cook for another 3 to 4 minutes. Or until they're golden.
  • Remove them from the pan to a paper towel lined plate or use right away for garnishing.


  • Many recipe deep fry shallots (in a lot more oil) to make them crispy and evenly golden, but I'm trying to minimize oil waste with this recipe. To make sure they cook evenly, just continue to toss them around in the oil. 
  • To store: place them in an airtight container in room temperature for up to 4 days.


Calories: 137kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 84mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 1mg