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onion straws

(5 ratings)
Recipe by
Pat Duran
Las Vegas, NV

This recipe makes enough for 2 servings. Make more for a party. Great to make on camping trip; in a deep Dutch oven over open fire. Watch the oil does not catch fire.Just like Red Robin's onion straws.

(5 ratings)
yield 2 servings
prep time 5 Min
cook time 15 Min

Ingredients For onion straws

  • 1 lg
    sweet onion
  • 2 c
    dairy buttermilk
  • 2 c
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/4 tsp
    paprika or cayenne pepper or some of each
  • black pepper to taste
  • 1 qt
    about canola oil

How To Make onion straws

  • 1
    Slice onion very thin, then in half. Soak in cold water; set aside. Heat oil in deep skillet or fryer or Dutch oven to 375^to 400^.
  • 2
    Combine dry ingredients. Drain onions. Toss into flour mixture, shake off excess, then in buttermilk, then back in flour mixture- shaking off excess flour.
  • 3
    Plunge into hot oil.Fry for a few minutes and remove as soon as golden brown. Repeat until all are fried.