Heat oil in a pan and fry the U.S. Shoe String fries until they turn golden. Let them sit on a paper towel and set aside.
In the same oil, add turmeric powder, onions, garlic, ginger, and fry the ingredients until the onions soften. Add the chili powder and fry for another minute. Set aside.
In the same oil, fry the shrimp paste until it crisps, add the chili flakes, and fry for 1 -2 minutes. Add the fish sauce and fry for 2 more minutes. Set aside.
In the same oil, fry the dried shrimp powder for 2 minutes. Set aside.
In the same pan, combine all the fried ingredients together and mix well. Add salt to taste. Remove the pan from the heat and cool completely. Add the ready to eat fried onions and garlic. Mix well to combine all the ingredients together.
You can store it in a clean dry jar at room temperature for weeks. Since the U.S. Shoe String fries and the shrimp paste are already cooked and crisp, they won’t go bad. If you feel icky about storing at room temperature, you can also refrigerate it. Enjoy!
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