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crispy fried onion strings

Recipe by
Francine Lizotte
Surrey South, BC

These are the perfect addition for casseroles, salads, steaks, burgers, and more.

yield 3 cups
prep time 7 Min
cook time 5 Min
method Pan Fry

Ingredients For crispy fried onion strings

  • 3 c
    yellow onions, thinly sliced (lyonnaise cut)
  • 1/4 c
    unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp
    sweet paprika
  • 3 c
    vegetable oil for frying, or as needed

How To Make crispy fried onion strings

  • 1
    Cut the thin onion slices in half and transfer them to a large bowl. If some layers are stuck together, separate them.
  • 2
    In a small bowl, we’ll combine flour and sweet paprika; whisk well.
  • 3
    Sprinkle on a third of the flour mixture on the onion pieces and toss them around before adding another third. Repeat until the flour mixture is all in and making sure the onion pieces are well coated.
  • 4
    In a shallow skillet over medium heat, add oil and bring the temperature to 375ºF.
  • 5
    Working in batches, add the coated pieces, stir them gently and fry them for about 4 to 5 minutes or until golden brown.
  • 6
    Halfway through frying, we’ll flip them over so both sides are done nicely.
  • 7
    When they’re done, using a spider strainer, transfer the fried onions to a baking sheet lined with a wire rack to prevent them from getting soggy and allowing any excess oil to drip off; spread them into a single layer.
  • 8
    If they’re not used right away, transfer them to a 170ºF preheated oven to keep them warm until ready of serve.
  • 9
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