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Crispy fried onion strings with spicy dipping sauce
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Crispy Fried Onion Strings with Spicy Dipping Sauce

Crispy Fried Onion Strings with the Spicy Dipping Sauce are beyond awesome! For an added treat, you could top your juicy burger with these onion strings and spicy dipping sauce, or add a crunchy topping to your favorite casserole.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Resting Time1 hr
Total Time25 mins
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 622kcal
Author: Chula King

Ingredients

Crispy Fried Onion Strings

  • 2 large onions, preferably Vidalia onions
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tablespoon Kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 cups peanut oil

Spicy Dipping sauce

  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 2 Tablespoons Chili sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons prepared horseradish
  • ¼ teaspoon paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon Kosher salt
  • teaspoon dried oregano
  • Dash of freshly ground black pepper
  • Dash of cayenne pepper

Instructions

Crispy Fried Onion Rings

  • Peel and thinly slice onions (if possible use a mandoline). Separate onion rings.
  • Place the onion rings bowl and cover with buttermilk. Allow the onions to soak in the buttermilk for at least an hour.
  • Combine the flour, salt and cayenne pepper in a bowl.
  • Preheat the oil in a Dutch oven or large frying pan to 375° F.
  • When the oil is hot, take a handful of the onion rings and coat them in the flour mixture. Shake off any excess flour and add to the hot oil. Fry for 1-2 minutes or until they are golden brown. Drain on paper towels.
  • Repeat with remaining onions.
  • Serve alone or with Spicy Dipping Sauce. Yield 4 servings (See Note 1)

Spicy Dipping Sauce

  • Combine mayonnaise, Chili sauce, horseradish, paprika, salt, oregano, black pepper, and cayenne pepper in small bowl. Stir until smooth. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  • Yield: ¾ cup.
  • Note: Onion strings can be kept warm in 225° F oven until ready to serve. Leftover onion strings can be reheated in 350° F oven for five minutes, or until hot.

Notes

  1. Onion strings can be kept warm in 225° F oven until ready to serve. Leftover onion strings can be reheated in 350° F oven for five minutes, or until hot.

Nutrition

Calories: 622kcal | Carbohydrates: 61g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 36g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 2328mg | Potassium: 355mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 380IU | Vitamin C: 7.2mg | Calcium: 164mg | Iron: 3.1mg