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Crispy Onion Straws

Warning:  These onion straws are deliciously addictive!  These crispy morsels make me want to scream because I can’t get enough of them!  I could eat them as a snack, an appetizer, a side dish, or on top my favorite stuffed burger.  Too darn good.

You’ve been warned.  Thank you for listening.

Making these onion strings are super simple too, which adds to their appeal.  Follow these quick steps and make these already, okay?  Then ship me a big box of them.  You’re the best!

Crispy Onion Straws

Crispy Onion Straws


  • 1 whole large white onion
  • 2 cups buttermilk (or regular milk with some lemon juice added)
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 quart canola oil
  • black pepper, to taste


  1. Slice the onion very thin. Place in a baking dish and cover with buttermilk. Soak for at least an hour. Combine dry ingredients and set aside.
  2. Heat oil to 375 degrees. Grab a handful of onions, toss them in the flour mixture, shake off excess and add them to the hot oil. Fry until golden brown. Remove the onions and place them on dry paper towels. Repeat with the other onions and nibble on the first batch while you wait.

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