4/11/12

Homemade French Fried Onions

Homemade French Fried Onions...  I could have eaten them all up!

It was Easter weekend and time to make one of the traditional dishes for our Easter meal.  A Green Bean Casserole.  But because I hadn't really given a lot of thought to it (we've been married for almost 24 years now... I've been making our traditional meals for a loooong time) it was only the day before when I realized we were going to need some French's (Durkee) onions for on top of the beans.  Since I had none and had no intention on running to the store, I decided to make them myself.  This also would work out better because I was doing sugar-free, low carb and couldn't have the store bought version.

Since I'm a fan of onion rings it was an easy substitution and was so good I plan on making them this week to snack on!  Note:  for the fried onions to taste similar to the store bought version, you need to use a lot of salt.  I like them less salty, but I 'tested' them with more and got a very close taste to the original.

Fried Onions to top traditional Green Bean Casserole

1/2 medium onion (I used a yellow onion)
1/2 c cream or milk
1/4 c Carb quick (or Biscuit mix or regular white flour)
1/4 c Soy flour
salt and pepper- about 1/8 t each mixed in flour

Slice the onion in thin slices.  Soak in the cream or milk for 10 minute or more.  Heat oil in a pan - at least an inch deep.  When a drop of water sizzles when dropped into the oil, and it's about 350 degrees, lift some of the onions from the milk/cream,  let them drain a second and then dredge in the mixture of flour.  Fry until golden brown.  Drain on a paper towel lined plate.  Salt to taste if you think they need more.  Let cool.  Snack or use on top of green bean casserole or other dishes.



Dredged in flour mixture


I used them on top of Green Bean Casserole but you can use them for anything!

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