I came up with this recipe because I wanted to make green bean and cactus casserole (see next recipe post), and I just did not feel right using canned fried onion strings. I love making things from scratch, but I do understand how sometime you just don't have the time and need to purchased items that are already made and ready to go... but not this time!
I'm all for making things from scratch to cut down on a lot of preservative intake in your day. And honestly this is such an easy recipe, you won't want to buy canned fried onion strings every again!
FRIED FRENCH ONION STRINGS
PREP TIME: 1 HOUR 5 MINUTES | COOK TIME: 10 MINUTES | YIELDS: 2 SERVING
- 1 yellow onion
- 3 cups almond milk
- 2 cups flour
- 2 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp creole seasoning
- 1 tsp salt
- 3 cups vegetable oil
- Peel onion, and cut the top off, leave rooted end in tact, this will help to keep the onions hold. Cutting from the top, slice onion into thin ringlet strips. Be sure to break open each ring.
- Soak onion strings in almond milk for 1 hour.
- After the onion strings have soaked for 1 hours, using another large mixing bowl add in flour and seasonings.
- Taking a handful at a time, grab onion strings from milk, shake and toss in the flour mix. Be sure that they are completely coated.
- In a deep sauce pan, add vegetable oil on medium high heat.
- To test to see if the oil is ready, dip the end of 1 onion string in the oil, if it starts to bubble its ready to fry.
- Fry onion strings for 2 minutes, until golden brown.
- Place on a paper lined plate, and season with more salt if needed.
I used these onions strings as a topping on my Green Bean and Cactus Casserole (see here), but you can also enjoy them as a snack!
So as usual, give this recipe a try and let me know how you like it!