Onion Strings

(adapted fromĀ The Pioneer Woman Cooks!)


1 large onion

2 cups buttermilk

2 cups flour

1 tablespoon kosher salt, plus more for sprinkling on top

1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

4 cups canola oil


Thinly slice the onion, and place the slices in a baking dish.

Pour the buttermilk over the onions, and soak for about 1 hour, turning them occasionally to make sure both sides get coated in the buttermilk.

In another baking dish, combine the flour, salt, and cayenne pepper.

Heat olive oil to 375 degrees. While it's heating, line a large plate with paper towels, and have some salt nearby.

Once the oil is ready, grab a handful of onions, letting the excess buttermilk drip off them, and swirl them around in the flour mixture.

Shake off the excess flour, and drop them in the oil. Use a skimmer or spider to separate them. Fry for a couple minutes, until light golden brown, and then scoop them out with a skimmer or spider, and place them on the paper-towel-lined plate. Sprinkle lightly with salt.

Repeat with remaining onions, frying in batches, until they're all gone.

Serve hot.

-Delicious Dishings