Potato Kugel with Fried Shallots
Kugel is a baked pudding, usually made with noodles or potatoes. This version, prepared with shredded potatoes and fried shallots, is crispy at the edges and deliciously creamy in the middle.
Mashed Potatoes with Crispy Shallots
For ultrafluffy potatoes, Grace Parisi presses them through a ricer. To achieve a similar texture, pass the potatoes through a food mill or a fine-mesh sieve. If you choose to mash them by hand, be gentle; otherwise, the potatoes will turn gluey. Grace offers other creative ideas for fluffy mashed potatoes like Mashed Potatoes with Parmesan Cheese and Fresh Thyme and Mashed Potatoes with Butternut Squash.
Making your own delicious condiments is so easy. Chef Hugh Acheson's pickled shallots, which are very tasty in salads and sandwiches, take only minutes to prepare and can stay in the fridge for days.
Cheddar-Stuffed Burgers with Pickled Slaw and Fried Shallots
Kyle Bailey makes these cheese-stuffed "Juicy Lucy" burgers with a custom blend of ground rib eye steak and pork fatback, and serves them on homemade herb-butter rolls. This streamlined version for the home cook calls for ground beef chuck and store-bought brioche buns.
Fried Rice with Shallots
The Burmese make a simple breakfast dish by stir-frying leftover rice with crispy fried shallots, sweet peas and earthy turmeric. To make the dish more substantial, author Naomi Duguid likes to top the rice with fried eggs.
Steak with Shallots and Lyonnaise Potatoes
Roasted Mushrooms and Shallots with Fresh Herbs
For this earthy spring side dish, Su-Mei Yu tosses warm roasted mushrooms and whole shallots with a refreshing combination of dill, mint and parsley. The mushrooms are thought to ease flu symptoms, while the shallots and herbs help with congestion and coughs.
Pork Chops with Shallots
Mashed Sweet Potato Gratin with Smoked Gouda and Shallots
This healthy and delicious gratin is low on dairy, thanks to a combination of sweet potatoes and Yukon Gold potatoes, which create the perfect creamy texture.
Salmon with Cantaloupe and Fried Shallots
John Shields of Town House in the small town of Chilhowie, Virginia, composed this dish from ingredients he picked up at his local supermarket. The magic is in the play of textures and flavors: The salmon skin and shallots—both potato-chip crisp— are wonderful with the tender, flaky fish and sweet pieces of melon.
Green Beans with Shallots and Walnuts
Artichoke Dip with Crispy Shallots
Chef Michael White's version of the classic cheesy, warm dip makes great use of frozen artichokes. They're simmered with garlic and wine, then mixed with cream cheese, Gruyere and Tabasco and baked with a panko bread-crumb topping.
Beef Tenderloin with Tomatoes, Shallots and Maytag Blue
Smoky Guacamole with Charred Shallots
This untraditional guacamole recipe gets a little smoky flavor from smoked paprika and chipotle.
Golden Sausages and Shallots in White Wine
Any good, small fresh pork sausages can be used in place of the traditional diots, a regional specialty that is rarely seen outside the Savoie. French-style fresh pork sausages can be mail-ordered from the French Butcher, 212-725-4165.
Mesclun Salad with Fried Shallots and Blue Cheese
Fried shallots add sweetness and a crouton-like crunch to this simple green salad from Chris Ainsworth, chef and owner of Saffron Mediterranean Kitchen in Walla Walla, Washington. Plus, they're delicious with a pungent blue cheese, like the Spanish Valdeon, which Ainsworth says has "a good crumble factor."