Back when I first made the Cheesy Green Bean Casserole, I wanted to top it with Onion Strings. However, I thought making onion strings would be a long, drawn out, and complicated process. Then, I saw this recipe from Feeding Big. While this recipe takes a bit longer than most recipes I make, the majority of the time is just having the onions soak in buttermilk. If you're in a rush, you can go with a buttermilk dip instead of a buttermilk soak. Then just dip in some flour and fry them up! I added a bit of chili powder to the flour just for fun. Feel free to leave it out or use more. The amount I used doesn't add too much spice. I'd also recommend frying up a lot more of these onion strings than you think you'll want to eat! I used one onion, and the amount I used was about what I wanted to top the Green Bean Casserole I'd made. I forgot to account for things like snacking, chef's samples, and the random disappearances these onion strings often fall victim to!
Yield: 1 large serving
|1||onion, very thinly sliced into rings|
|1 teaspoon||chili pepper powder|
- Gather all materials.
- Soak onion in buttermilk.
- Meanwhile, combine chili powder and flour.
- Remove onion rings from buttermilk, making sure most of the buttermilk drips off.
- Drop onion rings into flour mixture.
- Make sure flour covers onions completely.
- Shake off any excess flour and drop onion into heated oil.
- Continue to add floured onions to oil, but make sure it doesn't get too crowded.
- Once onions turn golden, take them out and drain on paper towels.
Methods with Images:
|1. Gather all materials.|
|2. Soak onion in buttermilk.|
|3. Meanwhile, combine chili powder and flour.|
|4. Remove onion rings from buttermilk, making sure most of the buttermilk drips off.|
|5. Drop onion rings into flour mixture.|
|6. Make sure flour covers onions completely.|
|7. Shake off any excess flour and drop onion into heated oil.|
|8. Continue to add floured onions to oil, but make sure it doesn't get too crowded.|
|9. Once onions turn golden, take them out and drain on paper towels.|