My kids LOVE fried onion strings. If they are on a menu when we are dining out, they will order them every single time. The last time I made one of our favorite sandwiches, which I will be sharing soon, I whipped up these onion strings. My kids went crazy for them and I’ve made then a number of times since then. They go well with hotdogs and hamburgers too.
A few years ago while traveling through Georgia, we stopped at the Lodge outlet in Commerce. I purchased a Dutch oven, in my favorite color purple, on sale. A price you would never believe! Whenever we are in the area, we always stop and on a subsequent visit I purchased a fry basket for said Dutch oven. These fried onion strings are the first thing I’ve made using the basket. It worked like a charm. Sure you can make these in a fry daddy or other fryer but I didn’t need one more appliance.
To make these, you need your onions to be very thinly sliced and evenly thin. Unless you have stellar knife skills, which I do not possess, or are a professional chef, which I am not, I suggest using a mandolin. Try a couple or settings to get the thinness that you want. If you choose to use a mandolin, please, please, PLEASE use the guard. I speak from experience, being one who thought I was too good to use it. That was until I sliced my finger.
If your family likes fried onion strings as much as mine, surprise them! In addition to hotdogs and hamburgers, serve these fried onion straws with French dip sandwiches, pulled pork sandwiches and this over the top grilled cheese sandwich.
Did you know it’s national fruits and vegetables month? I share this recipe today with my blogger friends who are also sharing themed dishes.
- Farmers’ Market Walk + Chilled Cantaloupe Soup with Preserved Lemon-Herb Salsa by Culinary Adventures with Camilla
- Fresh Fruit Tart with Orange Curd by My Pinterventures
- Fresh Strawberry Salsa by Jolene’s Recipe Journal
- Fried Onion Strings by Family Around the Table
- Fruity Rice Paper Rolls by Sneha’s Recipe
- Green Papaya Salad (Som Tum) by Palatable Pastime
- Grilled Ratatouille by A Day in the Life on the Farm
- Shaved Asparagus Pizza with Brie by Karen’s Kitchen Stories
- Spring Minestrone by Food Lust People Love
- Strawberry Avocado Salad by Cookaholic Wife
- Watermelon Lemonade by Caroline’s Cooking