Growing up, my Cajun grandmother referred to green onions as shallots. I think this marks the only time my Maw-Maw may have been just plain wrong. Green onions are not shallots. Shallots are shallots! A shallot is a member of the onion family that grows in clusters like garlic. It has its own unique flavor that is similar to a mild onion. Shallots can be substituted for onions in just about any recipe, and deep-fried shallots, much like my Paleo Crispy Shallots, are a very popular condiment in Asian dishes.
How do you use Paleo Crispy Shallots? Treat them as a condiment and sprinkle them on chicken and pork dishes, veggies, salads and soups, or if you’re like me, just eat them by the handful! By the way, if you’re looking at the picture of the Puffier Shallots and thinking that they look a lot like the French’s French Fried Onions that grace the top of your great aunt’s infamous Green Bean Casserole at every Thanksgiving, well, you are in for a treat! While the French’s stuff contains wheat flour, soy flour and dextrose (sugar), my Paleo Crispy Shallots contain only shallots and Paleo-friendly avocado oil. And, when it comes to taste, there is simply no comparison between the processed flavor of French’s and the deep, pure shallot flavor of my Paleo Crispy Shallots….