Saturday, March 7, 2015

Onion Strings!

Y'all. These onion strings are the greatest. The. Greatest. I have tried making onion rings in the past & it they just never turned out good. So I gave up on them for a few years. And then, I came across this recipe. The picture made my mouth water & the fact that they were onion strings rather than onion rings really appealed to me. They looked super crispy-crunchy and I just had to try them.

Place very thinly sliced onions in a dish with buttermilk & let them soak for an hour. My dish was a little small - a 9x13 would be good.

After the onions have soaked in the buttermilk, the dry ingredients & seasoning for the onion strings will be mixed together in a bowl.

Then the onions will be tossed in the flour mixture and...

...placed in a Dutch oven of hot oil. 

Fry them until they're golden brown & then - try not to drool, or pass out from excitement, or eat them all at one time! ;) 

These are sooo simple & so good! Great to have with sandwiches, as a topping for a casserole, or on a burger - my favorite option. =D They are packed with flavor & super crispy. I guarantee this recipe will become a favorite in your kitchen! :)

Onion Strings

1 whole large onion
2 cups buttermilk
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tblsp. salt
1/4 - 1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
1 - 2 qts. Canola oil
black pepper to taste

1. Slice the onion very thin & place in a glass dish with buttermilk. Let soak for 1 hour. 

2. Combine the dry ingredients and set aside.

3. Heat oil in a Dutch oven to 375 degrees.

4. Grab some onions, toss them in the flour mixture, & shake off any excess flour.  Drop (carefully!) in the hot oil & fry for a few minutes until they start to turn golden brown.

5. Repeat with the rest of the onions & then DIG IN! :) 

--Recipe from: The Pioneer Woman--

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