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How To: Homemade (slightly healthier) Onion Strings

Would you believe I hated onion rings until I made my own homemade version adapted from The Pioneer Woman's recipe? They are SO good, and making them from scratch is a cinch, just follow these simple steps:
1) Chop Onion to desired length (rings or strings, basically)
2) we give em' a milk bath + a bit of yogurt mixed in for at least 1 hour
2) strain milk mixture in sink
3) in a seprate bowl, toss around onion strips into all-purpose flour and set into strainer *IMPORTANT STEP*
I don't think Pioneer Woman strains her flour, but this is a must for us, it gets all the clumps of flour (which would otherwise sink to the bottom of the pan and burn and *stink*). It also helps them get crunchy on the outside if there is just enough batter, but not too much!
4) Toss in powdered onion strings & let fry in veg. oil until golden brown (a few minutes per batch)
Use slotted spoon to drain oil & set aside on paper towel to absorb moisture.
5) Sprinkle with salt and pepper and enjoy! You may want to make these by yourself, if you make them with someone else, you may end up having a race who can stuff the most into their mouth. I may or may not have tried that myself.
This recipe adapted from Pioneer Woman's recipe, I changed the buttermilk bath to a mixture of 1% + 1/4 c. yogurt soak and also strained both the milk and the all-purpose flour mixture to get rid of the clumps. We also use much less oil just because we would end up having a lot left over that you couldn't use again.
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Lizzi B. said…
looks great! i follow pioneer woman too... just haven't had the chance to experiment with her recipes. Great job!

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