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4.67 from 3 votes

Fried Onion Strings

Prep Time45 mins
Cook Time10 mins


  • 2 large onions, thinly sliced
  • cups buttermilk
  • cups flour
  • 1 Tbsp garlic salt
  • 1 tsp Slap Ya Mama®
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 2 cups vegetable oil


  • 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