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Daphne Oz's Shoestring Frizzled Onions

Shoestring Onions Daphne Oz
Our favorite fried onions!
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Onion rings are great, and french fries are delicious, but together they are amazing. This recipe combines the fried taste of onion rings with the shape of shoestring fries.
  • 2 large onions
  • 3 cup buttermilk
  • 3 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon salt
  • lots of black pepper
  • coconut oil for frying
step-by-step directions We've Made Cooking As Easy As 1-2-3! printer friendly version 
  • 1
    2 large onions
    Begin by slicing the onions very thin.  Use a mandoline to ensure that each slice is exactly the same thickness.
  • 2
    3 cup buttermilk
    Place onions in a baking dish and cover with buttermilk for at least one hour. 
  • 3
    3 cup flour
    1 1/2 tablespoon salt
    lots of black pepper
    Combine flour, salt, and pepper  in a large bowl and set aside.
  • 4
    coconut oil for frying
    Heat oil to 375 degrees.  
  • 5
    When the oil is hot, grab a handful of onions, throw into the flour mixture, tap to shake off excess, and plunge into hot oil. Fry for a few minutes and remove as soon as golden brown.  Place on paper towels to remove some of the excess oil. Repeat until all of the onions are fried. 

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