Onion Strings

Happy Easter!!!! 🙂

I think this goes very well with my most recent blog post, Mushroom-and-Cheddar Sliders with Spicy Fry Sauce. I wouldn’t really know because I forgot to marinate the onion in buttermilk! Oh well, it’s still very very tasty by itself while we watched The Girl with a Dragon Tattoo!

Please remember that you cannot cook this right away, you have to let the onion swim in buttermilk for at least an hour!

Don’t have buttermilk? You can make buttermilk with just fresh milk and lemon juice!:) I measured 1 cup of milk and mixed in 1 Tbsp lemon juice and let it sit for at least 2 minutes.

Onion Strings buttermilk

I sliced the onions as thinly as I could and let it marinate in the buttermilk for at least an hour.

Onion Strings onions


While waiting, I combined 1 cup of flour, 1/2 heaping Tbsp of salt, 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper and ground black pepper. You can add more cayenne pepper if you would like.

Onion Strings flour

After an hour, I started heating oil in the pan.

Onion Strings oil

With tongs, I grabbed onion strings, let buttermilk drip for about 1 second and put onion in the flour mixture. Shook off the excess flour and dumped onion strings into the pan and cooked until golden brown.

Onion Strings onion flour

Onion Strings frying

Repeated that until all onion strings were cooked.

Onion Strings 1

Super yummy when dipped in ketchup!:) Pioneer Woman had suggested ways to eat them.:) I would love to make these again and eat it with sliders or steak!:)

Onion Strings 2

Onion Strings
(Prep Time: 5 minutes | Waiting Time: at least 1 hour | Cooking Time: about 5 minutes)

Recipe from Pioneer Woman
Buttermilk substitution from Joy The Baker

1 large onion (not the red one!)
1 cup Buttermilk (or 1 cup Fresh milk + 1Tbsp lemon juice)

Flour mixture:

  • 1 cup All-purpose flour
  • 1 heaping Tbsp of salt
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne peper
  • Freshly ground pepper

*If substituting buttermilk with homemade buttermilk, combine 1 cup fresh milk and 1Tbsp lemon juice and let it sit for at least 2 minutes.

  1. Slice onion thinly and marinate in buttermilk for at least 1 hour.
  2. Combine flour mixture.
  3. Heat oil in pan.
  4. With tongs, grab a handful of onions and shake off excess flour.
  5. Cook in heated oil until golden brown.
  6. Drain oil and serve with ketchup.

Makes 2 servings.


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