Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

Garnish for Spiced Carrot Soup / M Milliken & S Feniger the Mary Milliken & Sue Feniger recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 10 -15 shallots (peeled and sliced very thinly crosswise with a knife or mandoline)
  • 4 teaspoons flour
  • corn oil (for deep frying) or canola oil (for deep frying) or safflower oil, about 3 inches depth of neutral vegetable oil in a heavy pot (for deep frying)
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  1. Heat the oil to 360°F.
  2. Separate the shallot slices into rings and place them in a medium bowl.
  3. Make certain the shallots are not moist, since otherwise they may splatter when they go into the oil.
  4. Sprinkle flour over the shallots and toss them lightly to coat evenly.
  5. Working with a small quantity, sprinkle the shallots over the oil and stir gently to keep them separated.
  6. Fry until golden brown, about 12-14 minutes.
  7. Remove with a slotted spoon, then put on paper towels to drain the oil.
  8. Sprinkle with salt while still warm.
  9. Continue frying the rest of the shallots, salting each batch while it is still warm.
  10. Use as a garnish for Spiced Carrot Soup, Recipe #108333.


Most Helpful

This is very good.Thank you for making it a success.

Noo-noo November 05, 2011

This is good on green bean casserole. My MIL uses canned french fried onions...but these are so much better! Jelly

HotPepperRosemaryJelly January 30, 2009

I made sure this came out crispy as the recipe implies and they were delicious on topping of the ready made mushroom soup we had on hand. DH was about to eat everything as is until I reminded him that I had to save some for your carrot soup we plan to have soon! It tastes like fried onion rings but thinner. Real good! Thanks, son! Made for PAC Fall baby 2008.

Pneuma September 17, 2008

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