French Fried Onion Strings

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    French Fried Onions String Recipe

    Crispy, crunchy, and delicious. Just a few words to describe these mouth watering French Fried Onion Strings! You can use these fried onion strings in soups, salads, burgers, and more!

    French Fried Onion Strings are buttermilk soaked and lightly seasoned fried onions. Perfect for topping burgers, a snack or even a green bean casserole! #friedonionstrings #frenchfriedonions www.savoryexperiments.com

    French Fried Onion Strings are buttermilk soaked and lightly seasoned fried onions. Perfect for topping burgers, a snack or even a green bean casserole!

    French Fried Onion strings are also known as French fried onions or onion straws. They are made up of very thinly sliced sweet onion that is bathed in buttermilk to remove the sting, and then tossed in a seasoned flour mix and flash fried.

    If you are an onion ring lover, then you are also an onion string lover.

    Make sure you PIN Onion Tangles

    Onion Strings are buttermilk soaked and lightly seasoned fried onions. Perfect for topping burgers, a snack or green bean casserole.

    French Fried Onion strings are hugely versatile. While I like to just munch on mine like a snack, hubby loves his on a Cowboy Burger.

    You can also put them on Hot Dogs, toss onion strings into a salad, use them on a green bean casserole or even serve them as a side dish for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

    Even use them as an accent on top of deviled eggs, in stuffing or on top of any dish that needs a little pizzazz!

    The best burger! Cowboy Burger is double patties with cheddar, blue cheese, onion strings, BBQ sauce, bacon and topped with honey habanero pickles.

    If this is your first attempt at making these, then this is how to make french fried onions. Start off by soaking your thinly sliced onion in buttermilk for about an hour so they get evenly coated.

    Next make your dry mixture by combining flour, salt, pepper, and celery salt in a bowl.

    Then heat up your oil in a pan on the stove. After that take your onions from in the buttermilk, dip it into the flour mixture and then place them into the hot oil to cook.

    Cook for 3-4 minutes or until they’re lightly browned. Tada, that’s all you have to do to make these French Fried Onion Strings!

    The hands-on time to make French Fried Onion Strings is fairly minimal, although there is about an hour of passive time to let them soak up all the delicious buttermilk goodness.

    You can even make them ahead of time and store them in an airtight container at room temperature.

    Onion Strings are buttermilk soaked and lightly seasoned fried onions. Perfect for topping burgers, a snack or green bean casserole.

    While I don’t suggest microwaving them, reheating is super easy in the oven. Just heat on 350 degrees for 5 minutes or low broil for 2-3 minutes. How will you eat your French Fried Onion Strings?

    If you liked this french fried onions recipe, check out these easy appetizer recipes:

    Tools for making onion straws:

    Heavy Bottom Frying Pan– this will be one of your most used kitchen tools. Having something that is heavy bottom will distribute heat better and prevent burning whether you are using an electric or gas range.

    Pie Plates– I think every kitchen should have at least three shallow dishes or pie plates for the process of breading and frying. You can also bake pies in them! Hehe.

    Mandolin Slicer– this is the easiest way to finely shredded anything without pulling out all of the accessories to your stand mixer.

    Slotted Metal Spatula– I like these best for frying because they can withstand very high temperatures, the fine mesh means I can fish out any remaining batter that might be burning and they don’t stick to things easily. 

    Mixing Bowls– make sure to check out my article on Using the Right Mixing Bowl, you’d be surprised how many people aren’t!

    French Fried Onion Strings are buttermilk soaked and lightly seasoned fried onions. Perfect for topping burgers, a snack or even a green bean casserole! #friedonionstrings #frenchfriedonions www.savoryexperiments.com

    Questions you might have about how to make onion strings: 

    Can I make them ahead of time? You can, but I wouldn’t suggest too far in advance. They really taste best fresh, much like any fried food. They lose their crisp over time. 

    How do I store homemade onion strings? Wait until they are fully cooled, then store at room temperature in an airtight container. 

    How long do they stay good? For a day to two for best results. 

    Can I freeze onion strings? Onions, in general, do not freeze well. So you can and it won’t hurt you, but they also won’t have the same crunchy texture or taste when thawed. 

    Why do you keep calling these crispy fried onions different things? Because so many people call them different things, I am just trying to please the masses! French fried onions, onion straws, onion strings, onion tangles are the most popular. Golden brown deliciousness should be their name! 

    French Fried Onion Strings are buttermilk soaked and lightly seasoned fried onions. Perfect for topping burgers, a snack or even a green bean casserole! #friedonionstrings #frenchfriedonions www.savoryexperiments.com
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    Onion Strings are buttermilk soaked and lightly seasoned fried onions. Perfect for topping burgers, a snack or green bean casserole.
    Onion Strings
    Prep Time
    5 mins
    Cook Time
    10 mins
    Total Time
    1 hr 15 mins
     
    Onion Strings are buttermilk soaked and lightly seasoned fried onions. Perfect for topping burgers, a snack or green bean casserole.
    Course: Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
    Cuisine: American
    Keyword: french fried onion recipe, onion straws, onion strings recipe
    Servings: 2 cups
    Calories: 606 kcal
    Ingredients
    • 1 large sweet onion
    • 2 cups buttermilk
    • 2 cups flour
    • 2 teaspoons fine sea salt
    • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
    • 1 teaspoon celery salt
    • Vegetable oil
    Instructions
    1. Starting thinly, thinly (did I say thin?) cutting your onion into rings. Remember, these are onion strings, not onion rings, so they need to be super thin. Make sure you are using a sharp knife or a mandolin slicer. Separate onion rings and place into a shallow dish.
    2. Cover onions with buttermilk, tossing until all covered. Set aside at room temperture, tossing every 10-15 minutes to ensure they are all marinating evenly.
    3. In a medium mixing bowl, combine flour, salt, ground black pepper and celery salt.
    4. Fill a large, heavy bottom pan with 2 inches of vegetable oil. Heat to 375 degrees.
    5. Working in batches, use a slotted spoon or your fingers to remove onions from buttermilk, tapping to remove any excess liquid. Drop into flour mixture, turn to coat and then carefully place in hot oil.
    6. Fry for 3-4 minutes, or until lightly brown. Remove to a paper towel lined baking sheet or plate to drain.
    7. Continue with remaining onions.
    8. If you’ve tried this recipe, come back and let us know how it was! 

    Nutrition Facts
    Onion Strings
    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 606 Calories from Fat 81
    % Daily Value*
    Fat 9g14%
    Saturated Fat 4g25%
    Cholesterol 26mg9%
    Sodium 3742mg163%
    Potassium 457mg13%
    Carbohydrates 107g36%
    Fiber 3g13%
    Sugar 12g13%
    Protein 20g40%
    Vitamin A 395IU8%
    Calcium 295mg30%
    Iron 5.9mg33%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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