Fried Onion Strings – packed with flavor, crispy, crunchy, thinly sliced fried onions make for an amazing addition to any meal.
This is one of my favorite recipes. It is not the healthiest by any means but a girl has to have one vice; otherwise we would be perfect! Right?!?!
Back to my point – this is a favorite because it can go on/with practically everything. My family enjoys them on burgers, hot dogs, salads, in casseroles as a topping (think green bean casserole on Thanksgiving) or we even eat them as a side like you would onion rings. You really, truly and honestly cannot go wrong with them!
What’s more? They are so easy to make. There are three, yes 3, steps that make them fail proof. 1 – make sure your onions are sliced thin; 2 – soak them for at least a half an hour; and 3 – make sure you oil is hot and ready before you start frying.
- 2 whole Large Onion
- 4 cups Buttermilk
- 4 cups All-purpose Flour
- 2 Tbsp Salt
- 1 tsp Black Pepper
- ½ tsp Cayenne Pepper
- 2 Quarts Canola Oil
- Slice onions very thin.
- Place in a baking dish and cover with buttermilk and soak for at least a half an hour.
- Combine dry ingredients and set aside.
- Heat oil to 375°F.
- Grab a handful of onions, throw into the flour mixture, tap to shake off excess, and place them into hot oil.
- Fry for a few minutes (about 4-5 minutes) and remove as soon as golden brown.
- Repeat until onions are gone.
- Place 3 Tbsp white vinegar in a glass measuring cup; add enough milk to make 2 cups total. Stir to combine and let stand 15 minutes. The mixture will begin to curdle.