Crispy Fried Onions

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I love this garnish as it adds height to a dish, it’s easy to make and you’re damn right they taste good! The key here is to thinly slice the onions and I use my mandoline. Serve with a steak or any other meat & potatoes dish or even a big bowl for friends to snack on. Crispy fried onions – easy to make and here’s how:

Crispy Fried Onions

1 medium onion, thinly sliced

fine sea salt

2 tsp. of corn starch

oil for frying

  1. Peel your onion and then caredully slice it with your mandoline as thinly as possible. Tear the onions so that you have individual strands and place in a bowl with some salt and the corn starch and toss with your hands until well-coated. Shake off excess corn starch.
  2. Heat some oil in your fryer (about 2 inches in the pot) and place the onions in the hot oil and fry until golden and crisp. Remove the onions with a slotted spoon and place on paper-lined plate. Sprinkle a bit of salt and toss and allow to cool. Serve as garnish with any meat and potatoes dish (like Salisbury Steak).

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Peter Minakis

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3 Comments for “Crispy Fried Onions”


Oh man, those look just like the canned ones I love (I used to get them in my Christmas stocking as a kid!), but I bet these are so much better.