Sunday, July 02, 2017

Crispy Fried Onions

These fried onions are one of my go-to garnishes. Fast, easy, and always tasty. Simply slice an white onion (or more than one, depending upon how much you want) into thin rounds (or half rounds, if you prefer). Place them in a plastic bag and coat them thoroughly with a small amount of all-purpose flour. You can also add any spices and seasonings to the flour as you wish. Drop the onions (in batches as necessary) into hot oil. I always use a small amount of oil in a pot on the stove to do this. A deep-fryer could also be used. I don't know what temperature the oil should be and I don't think it matters too much. As long as it sizzles when you drop an onion piece in it it is good to go. Stir the onions around very once in a while so they cook more evenly. Drain them on paper towels once they are golden and crisp. Sprinkle with a little salt and enjoy as a snack, side, or garnish.

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