Tuesday, December 1, 2009

French Fried Onions

OK, who forgot to buy the can of french fried onions at Thanksgiving this year? oh...that was me.

I still haven't found a clean eating Green Bean Casserole that actually tastes like Green Bean Casserole. So I allow myself the guilty pleasure of this "cream of something" casserole at Thanksgiving time. But, I guess I was so preoccupied on buying the normally avoided "cream of whatever" I forgot the other can of processed good stuff...the french fried onions.

My husband actually suggested I needed another hobby after I brought up making my own french fried onions for the beloved Green Bean Casserole. If I get sick of baking my own bread or making my own pancake syrup, maybe I'll take up counted cross stitch or underwater basket weaving. But until that day, I'll happily make my own condiments.

The verdict?
Obviously, these were a little more work that ripping open a can. But I really wanted that taste and crispy texture. I'd say it was a 15 minute or less operation, and they delivered! For a specific taste I was going after, I wanted it to be right, and these onions were perfect. I might actually make these again in a pinch.

French Fried Onions
recipe adapted from Recipezaar

3 large onions, sliced into thin rings
2 cups milk
2 cups flour
oil (for frying)

Soak the onions in the milk for 5 minutes. Heat the oil in a large skillet or deep fryer.

Take a handful of onions and toss them with the flour to coat.

Fry in batches in the oil, stirring as needed to brown evenly. Drain on paper towels and season to taste with salt.

Easy Cooking | Simple Cooking 

1 comment:

  1. YUMMY!!
    I saw someone on TV make their own one time and thought they would taste soo much better. I haven't tried it.