Addictive Crispy Fried Shallots (Hanh Phi)

by Apr 25, 2021Recipes, Condiment, Thai, Vietnamese0 comments

Crispy fried shallots are a staple across many Southeast Asian dishes. Being such a simple dish, there is no reason why this staple isn’t in your arsenal of core Asian ingredients. What this brings to each dish is a sweet, salty and crunchy that elevates every dish.

One of my favorite uses for crispy fried shallots is to top the classic Vietnamese beef pho or chicken pho. Sadly this is not a normal addition that restaurants bring out so you have to ask for it.

Sliced shallots

Perfect Dishes for Crispy Fried Shallots

Frying shallots

You can easily find crispy fried shallots in any Asian grocery store but you miss out on one key thing, the flavored oil. When you make this at home, you get to reserve the infused oil for another dish and you can’t beat infused oils.

Another reason why this dish is always a keeper is because it only takes two ingredients!! Don’t worry if you don’t even have a dish to put this on, it’s great to just snack on them. I’ve been known from time to time to just snack on these when they are freshly fried.

Crispy fried shallots drying on a paper towel

This is the perfect topping for Garlic Fried Rice, Vietnamese Fried Rice, is definitely a Vietnamese kitchen staple ingredient and also delicious on beef pho or even chicken pho! The possibilities are endless!!!

Crispy fried shallots drying on a paper towel

Crispy Fried Shallots

Crispy fried shallots are a staple across many Southeast Asian dishes. Being such a simple dish, there is no reason why this staple isn't in your arsenal of core Asian ingredients. What this brings to each dish is a sweet, salty and crunchy that elevates every dish.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Condiment
Cuisine Asian, Thai, Vietnamese
Servings 1 cup
Calories 119 kcal

Equipment

De Buyer Mineral B Carbon Steel Fry Pan

Ingredients
  

  • 10 whole shallots thinly sliced
  • 1 cup vegetable oil

Instructions
 

  • In a medium skillet or fry pan, add vegetable oil and set to medium heat
  • Add in sliced shallots and fry until lightly golden brown. This will take about 10-15 minutes.
  • When lightly golden brown, remove and let rest and drain on a paper towel.
  • When cooled, place in a air tight container and store for up to a week.

Notes

Make sure to keep moving the shallots around to fry them evenly. One key thing to remember is the remove them when they are lightly golden as they will continue to cook and darken as they rest.

Nutrition

Calories: 119kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 1gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 11gSodium: 1mgPotassium: 8mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin C: 1mgIron: 1mg
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