Golden shallots make a beautiful garnish – they add a bit of crunch and a touch of sweetness.
To prepare the shallots, peel and thinly slice them into rings. Make sure all of the slices are of the same thickness so they cook evenly. Set aside.
Place the oil into a small fry pan or pot and heat over medium heat. Once the oil approximately 300ºF (or 150ºC), fry the shallots.
Using a slotted spoon, lower the shallots into the oil. Fry them for about 1 to 2 minutes or so, just until they turn golden. Be careful of any splattering oil. Transfer to a plate lined with paper towel to drain.
Fried shallots make a beautiful garnish atop of many dishes and soups. Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 2 days.