Onion Strings

I made onion strings to go with our Bacon Cheeseburgers for supper last night. They were so amazing! I modified the original recipe slightly.
  • 1 cup  buttermilk (or 1/2 cup milk if you don’t want/have buttermilk)
  • 1/2 cup  flour
  • 1/2 tsp. sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup corn meal
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 large onion,cut into thin rings and the rings cut in half to form the “strings”

Mix first group of ingredients into a medium thick batter. Put the onions in the batter, stir well to cover, and let the onions sit for about an hour.

Mix remaining flour, corn meal and garlic powder. Remove strings from batter, keeping a small amount of batter on strings, dredge in the flour-corn meal mixture and fry about 5 minutes until crisp.

Dip Suggestions from original recipe: Serve with honey, catsup or a mixture of mayo,sour cream and cayenne pepper to taste. (We used blue cheese dressing.)

Completed part 1 of 12 “#87: Try a new recipe a month for one year” in 101 Things in 1001 Days.

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