Crispy Fried Onion Strings

Easy homemade crispy fried seasoned onion strings. A perfect topping for salads, burgers and more!

Easy homemade crispy fried seasoned onion strings recipe from @bakedbyrachel. A perfect topping for salads, burgers and more!

The first colds of the season have hit our house and I’m doing everything I can to avoid getting what everyone else has. If I manage to get through this one without getting sick, it’ll be a miracle. I don’t usually have much luck in that area. And it makes complete sense, I just wish it weren’t the case. Fingers crossed luck is on my side this time.

Unrelated, but do you ever have those nights where you’re ready for bed and want to sleep but can’t for the life of you actually fall asleep? Your brain refuses to shut off. The worst. And then when you think you’re just about to fall asleep, you hear a noise and then you’re back to struggling to fall asleep. Maybe it’s just me. I’ve basically been that way since I watched a Freddy Krueger movie once growing up, after my parents very explicitly told me not to watch any scary movies. Of course I could totally be blaming my noise issues on the movie, but that’s when I remember starting to think about the creeks at night and random noises. Just the other night when I heard a noise, it was one of the cats… eating.

I should be glad my kids aren’t trying to sneak and watch movies like that… yet. I’m sure that time will come. For now, Hocus Pocus apparently is what scares the little one.

Easy homemade crispy fried seasoned onion strings recipe from @bakedbyrachel. A perfect topping for salads, burgers and more!

I was *this* close to sharing a sweet recipe today but with all of the games this weekend, I figured a snack recipe would be better suited. I hope you agree!!

For as long as I can remember, I’ve been obsessed with those fried onions in the can. You know the ones I’m talking about? The giant pieces are basically gold. And then I get over them fast when the big pieces are gone and all that’s left are the crumbly bits. Not a fan.

I decided to make my own fresh version – lots of big stringy pieces and no crumbly bits!

Eat them as is. Dip them in your favorite sauce. Add them to a salad or top off your favorite juicy burger. Any way you eat these, you’re going to love them!

Easy homemade crispy fried seasoned onion strings… an absolute must make! Grab a handful while you can, they’re sure to disappear fast!

Easy homemade crispy fried seasoned onion strings recipe from @bakedbyrachel. A perfect topping for salads, burgers and more!

Crispy Fried Onion Strings

Easy homemade crispy fried seasoned onion strings. A perfect topping for salads, burgers and more!
Prep Time35 mins
Cook Time6 mins
Total Time41 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Onion
Servings: 4 plus

Ingredients

  • 1 large onion halved and sliced thin
  • 1 1/2 C buttermilk
  • 1 C all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp mustard powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • Vegetable oil for frying

Instructions

  • Prepare onion by slicing in half. Use a sharp knife or mandoline to slice the onion very thin. 
  • Soak sliced onion in milk for 30 minutes. 
  • In a medium bowl, combine dry ingredients. 
  • Preheat vegetable to 350°F in a deep fryer or a large stockpot. 
  • Coat a handful of onion slices in the flour mixture. Shake off excess flour. Fry for 2 minutes or until just golden. Drain on paper towels and lightly sprinkle with salt. Repeat with remaining onion slices. 
  • Use immediately or store in an airtight container. 

Notes

Recipe serves roughly 4-6.
An original recipe from Baked by Rachel

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