If you love crispy fried onion strings, you are going to love this version. So simple to make, you can make them in your own kitchen whenever the craving hits. Use these fried onions as toppers for hamburgers, on casseroles or enjoy them as a snack.
Fried Onion Strings
These fried onion strings are so good. You might find yourself making them all the time. Whenever you make them as part of a recipe, you will want to double the recipe. Once people start getting a taste of the onions, they are going to keep sneaking more and more.
What is the best oil for frying?
I am using vegetable oil to fry my onion straws. Although, you can use canola oil and peanut oil when making these fried onions. You will want to use a thermometer to know exactly how hot the oil is. This will give you the best results.
What kind of onion is best for onion rings?
You can use whatever onions you have on hand or that you like best, but my favorite to use in this recipe is Vidalia onions. I like how the sweetness of the onions work with the batter. Nevertheless, if you do not have Vidalia, I would recommend using another sweet onion, although yellow or white onions will work.
How to Store Leftover Straws
The onion straws are best when they are right from the oil. If you choose to save them onion straws or to make them ahead, You want to store the leftover onions in an airtight container. Be sure to store them in the refrigerator or the freezer.
How do you reheat onion straws?
When you are ready to reheat the fried onion straws, you will want to reheat it in the oven. I do not recommend heating it in the microwave. This will cause the onions to be soggy. Heat the rings at 425 degrees until the straws are crispy and heated through.
What Does Soaking Onions in Milk Do
Even sweet onions have a harsh taste. When you soak the onion in buttermilk, it helps to take harshness away from the onions. This makes it easier to enjoy the best taste of the onions. The buttermilk also helps the seasoning and flour to stick to the onions and creates the best tasting fried onion straws.
How Do You Cut Onion Strings
You want make sure to cut the strings thin or else it is more like onion rings and not onion strings. Cut the strings very thin using a sharp knife.
What to Do If I Don’t Have Buttermilk
If you do not have buttermilk on hand, you can also make a milk and vinegar mixture in order to create something similar to buttermilk. Add 1 tablespoon on vinegar and then fill the rest of the measuring cup with milk.
If you do not have vinegar, you can also use plain milk, but it does not create the same flavor as using buttermilk does.
Ingredients To Make Fried Onion Strings
- All purpose flour
- Garlic salt
- Slap Ya Mama®
- Vegetable oil
(Actual measurements are in the recipe card below.)
How To Make Fried Onion Strings
- Slice onions very thin and place in a gallon size baggie.
- Pour buttermilk into baggie and close. Shake to coat onions and let sit for 30 to 40 minutes.
- In another gallon size baggie, add flour, garlic salt, Slap Ya Mama®, and pepper. Seal, shake to mix together, and set aside.
- While onions are soaking, heat oil to 375° in a cast iron skillet or a large pot.
- Remove ½ of the thinly sliced onions using tongs, making sure to shake off any excess buttermilk. Add onions to flour mixture and shake to coat.
- Use tongs to remove onions from flour mixture, shake off any excess flour, and gently place onions in hot oil. Cook until golden brown and desired crispiness is obtained, stirring occasionally.
- Remove carefully from oil and place on a plate lined with paper towels.
- Repeat until all of the onion strings are cooked.
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Fried Onion Strings
- Slice onions very thin and place in a gallon size baggie
- Pour buttermilk into baggie with onions, close, shake to coat onions, and let sit in baggie for 30 to 40 minutes
- In another gallon size baggie, add flour, garlic salt, pepper, and Slap Ya Mama® seasoning. Seal, shake to mix, and set aside
- While onions are soaking in buttermilk, heat oil to 375° in a cast iron skillet or a large pot
- Remove ½ of the thinly sliced onions from buttermilk with tongs, shaking off the excess buttermilk. Add to flour mixture. Seal baggie and shake to coat onions
- Use tongs to remove onions from flour mixture and gently place onions in hot oil. Cook until golden brown and desired crispiness is obtained, stirring occasionally
- Remove carefully from oil and place on a plate lined with paper towels
- Repeat until all onion strings are cooked
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