Roasted Shallots

These sweet jewels pair surprisingly well with both Eastern and Western foods. The Thais actually use shallots as often as the French!

Serves: 4Hands-on: 10 minutesTotal: 40 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 4


  • 16 medium shallots, peeled, ends trimmed and quartered
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil


  • Heat oven to 350°F. Toss the shallots with the sugar to coat. Heat the oil in an oven-safe skillet over medium heat; add the shallots. Cook 1 minute, just to start the browning. Turn the shallots, and place the pan in the oven.
  • Roast for 30 minutes. Transfer to a plate to cool slightly. If necessary, peel off any leathery outer layers before serving.