Each year, my sister and her husband join us for an Apple Cider Doughnut making day. It's one of my favorite days of the fall. In the last few years, we've decided that we may as well put the hot oil to good use and fry something else! We now follow up the doughnuts with these Onion Strings from the Pioneer Woman. They are so good, they may even beat the doughnuts...no seriously, they are that good! We only deep fry once a year, so you better bet we are getting the most out of it and making these. If you ever find yourself with a pot of hot oil, try these. They will not disappoint!
Onion Strings1 whole large onion, sliced very thin
2 cups buttermilk
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 scant tablespoon table salt
1/4 - 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 - 2 quarts Canola oil
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
1. Place sliced onions in a baking dish, cover with buttermilk, and soak for at least an hour.
2. Combine dry ingredients and set aside.
3. Heat oil to 375F in a Dutch oven. Grab a handful of onions, throw into the flour mixture, tap to shake off excess, and plunge into hot oil. Fry for a few minutes and remove as soon as golden brown. Season with salt and pepper as desired and serve immediately.
4. Repeat with remaining onions.