Vidalia® Onion Straws (Onion Strings) Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Vidalia(R) Onion Straws (Onion Strings) Recipe
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Vidalia® Onion Straws (Onion Strings)

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"Wonderful crispy onions made from Vidalia® or any good sweet yellow onions. These are famous in several restaurants around the Southeast. A great southern staple. Serve hot for best results. Slice onions as thin as possible. You should be able to see the knife clearly through the onion as you slice it."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
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  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins
  • READY IN

    1 hr 20 mins

Directions

  1. Pour buttermilk into a bowl. Place onion slices into buttermilk, cover the bowl with plastic wrap, and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  2. Heat oil in a deep-fryer or large saucepan to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  3. Whisk flour, cornmeal, salt, black pepper, cayenne pepper, and paprika together in a bowl. Working in batches, remove onions from buttermilk, letting any excess liquid drip off, place onions in flour mixture and toss to coat. Shake any excess flour mixture off onions.
  4. Cook onion rings in the preheated oil until golden brown, 3 to 4 minutes. Transfer rings with a slotted spoon to a paper towel-lined plate to drain.
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Footnotes

  • Nutrition:
  • The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the breading ingredients. The actual amount of the breading consumed will vary. We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.
  • Cook's Note:
  • Substitute 2 cups of 2% milk with 2 teaspoons of white vinegar for the buttermilk.
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Aug 24, 2014

these turned out really good. however I did not have enough black pepper or any cayenne so I used a bit of crushed red pepper, used seasoning salt instead & added Parmesan cheese. I completely forgot about the cornmeal so I didn't use any of that. I've never made onion straws/strings/rings before but these were easy, tasty & even smells great

 
Aug 04, 2014

It was good, although I did end up substituting some spices. All in all, I would recommend not putting in nearly so much salt as the recipe calls for, because it leaves a very salty aftertaste.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 262 kcal
  • 13%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 32.9 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol
  • 2 mg
  • < 1%
  • Fat
  • 12 g
  • 19%
  • Fiber
  • 2 g
  • 8%
  • Protein
  • 6 g
  • 12%
  • Sodium
  • 939 mg
  • 38%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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