Fried Shallot or Garlic Flakes

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READY IN: 13mins
Recipe by GeeWhiz

These are a very crisp and tasty topping or addition to everything from soups and salads to curries and stir-fries. You can find these commercially prepared in Asian markets, but you can't beat the taste of freshly homemade. I love them with seafood (trying serving crab over a bed of garlic flakes!)

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 8 shallots or 8 garlic cloves, peeled and cut cross-wise into slices 1/8-inch thick
  • peanut oil or vegetable oil (for frying)

Directions

  1. In a frying pan over medium heat, pour in peanut or vegetable oil to a depth of 1/2 inch.
  2. When the oil is moderately-hot (about 325 degrees), add the shallot or garlic slices.
  3. Fry slowly, stirring, just until golden brown, 2 to 3 minutes.
  4. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the slices to paper towels to drain.
  5. Let cool, then store the flakes in an airtight container at room temperature for up to several weeks.

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