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

Onion Strings

Course: Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: french fried onion recipe, onion straws, onion strings recipe
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings: 2 cups
Calories: 606kcal
Author: Jessica Formicola
Onion Strings are buttermilk soaked and lightly seasoned fried onions. Perfect for topping burgers, a snack or green bean casserole.
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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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, combine flour, salt, ground black pepper and celery salt.
  • Fill a large, heavy bottom pan with 2 inches of vegetable oil. Heat to 375 degrees.
  • 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.
  • Fry for 3-4 minutes, or until lightly brown. Remove to a paper towel lined baking sheet or plate to drain.
  • Continue with remaining onions.
  • If you've tried this recipe, come back and let us know how it was! 

Nutrition

Calories: 606kcal | Carbohydrates: 107g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 26mg | Sodium: 3742mg | Potassium: 457mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 395IU | Calcium: 295mg | Iron: 5.9mg