Seriously sinful deep fried Onion Strings that will blow your mind, and your diet. Totally worth indulging in!
Oh em gee.
Seriously overused phrases are the only thing I can think of right now.
These are awesomesauce.
I can’t stop. Someone save me.
I saw these on an episode of The Pioneer Woman. They looked so good I almost cried. I had to try them. So I did. And they were the bomb dot com.
Someone slap me.
In the meantime I’ll be sitting on the counter eating onion strings till you figure out how to stop me from using overused catch phrases.
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- 1 large sweet onion
- 2 cups buttermilk
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- Canola oil for deep fryer or Dutch oven (you need a lot)
Slice your onion super thinly.
Now fill a large bowl with buttermilk and drop the onion strings inside. Cover and set the bowl in the fridge for an hour.
Mix up the dry ingredients in another large bowl. Set aside till you are ready for it.
Turn on your deep fryer, or fill you dutch oven with oil. Never fill all the way. You want to leave room for the food and bubbling. Nothing is worse than a grease fire so fill only 1/3 to 1/2 full if using dutch oven option. Bring the oil temperature up to 375 degrees F.
Pull the onions out of the fridge. Take a handful and let the excess mixture drain off. Dunk the onions in the flour mixture. Then drop them carefully into the oil. Cook until they are golden brown. Takes a few minutes, maybe 4 or 5 tops.
Use a spider tool to remove the onion strings from the oil. Pop them on a paper towel lined plate to drain off excess grease.
You can add some coarse salt over top while still hot if desired.
Serve with a big old onion-y smile!
You MUST try these. Immediately. Then squeal all kinds of overused catch phrases. They are that good, you won’t be able to think straight. Trust me!
Toodles and smoochies! xx