Bawang Goreng Microwave - Microwave Fried Shallots

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Author: Anita Jacobson




Prep Time: 10 mins

Cook Time: 5 mins

Total Time: 15 mins

Serves: 1/4 cup


  • 100 gram (3.5 oz) shallots
  • 1/2 cup oil


  1. Prepare shallots and oil: Peel and thinly sliced shallots. Place shallots in a microwave-safe bowl and top with enough oil to cover the shallots (~ 1/2 cup).
  2. Fry shallots: Cook/fry in the microwave for 2 minutes, then take it out and stir it, making sure to scoop any shallot strands that stick on the bowl.
  3. Cook/fry again in the microwave for 30 seconds, repeating this step several times, until the shallots are golden brown. I usually need a total of 2 minutes, or four times 30 seconds each.
  4. Strain: Strain to separate fried shallots from the oil.
  5. Store oil: Store oil in a clean glass jar in the fridge. This infused shallot oil is very fragrant, and you can use it for cooking. My favorite is to use this oil for fried rice.
  6. Cool fried shallots:Transfer the fried shallots to a plate lined with a paper towel to soak up oil. After 2 minutes, or once you notice the paper towel is wet with oil, transfer one more time to another plate lined with a clean paper towel. Sprinkle with salt and let it cool completely.
  7. Store fried shallots: Store fried shallots in a clean glass jar at room temperature. It should stay fresh and crispy for up to 1 month.

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