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May 20, 2010 09:30 AM

Uses for fried shallots?

My Asian grocer carries bags of fried shallots. I love everything in the onion family; chives, leeks, onions, scallions and shallots, and I'm wondering what the fried shallots could/should be used for/in.

Thank you for your suggestions!

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  1. sprinkle them liberally on Asian soups/salads just before you dig in. enjoy!

    (unlike you i hate the onion family but why is it i like fried shallots? i can barely eat chives and use shallots only in braises or stews.]

    1. they're a great topping for any type of soup or salad - not just Asian. you can sprinkle them on meat or fish...or even on scrambled eggs or a frittata. use them pretty much anywhere you want an extra hit of flavor and that nice crunchy texture.

      1. Great for that crunchy goodness on top of green bean casserole or even as a topping on your favorite burger. Also make a great crust on a piece of baked fish or chicken. My favorite is to toss them with my popcorn with olive oil and black pepper. Yummy!

        1. I had a delicious tuna tartare at a restaurant last week that had some fried shallots mixed in - just a bit, for taste and crunch.

          1. Sprinkle them on a loaded baked potato and try them piled on top of a hot dog after you've added the other condiments. I use the Danish fried onions they sell at Whole Foods and Trader Joe's in the same ways but I'm sure fried shallots will be just as good.