Sorry French’s French Fried Onions, but we are not doing the canned thing this year. Here is and easy, delicious “from scratch” alternative.
Crispy Fried Onion Strings
1 large sweet onions
1/2 cup prepared ranch dressing
1/2 cup milk
1 cup flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp black pepper
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
2 cups vegetable oil
Slice onion into thinnest possible rings.
Place in a shallow dish.
Combine ranch dressing and milk and pour over onions.
Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour.
In a plastic bag, combine flour, salt, black pepper and cayenne pepper.
Shake to evenly distribute ingredients.
Heat oil to 375° in deep saucepan.
Remove a small handful of onion rings from dressing and shake off excess.
Drop into flour, separate rings and shake to coat.
Drop a few rings at a time into hot oil and cook until golden.
Remove from hot oil with a slotted spoon and drain on a paper towels.
Repeat with remaining rings until all have been battered and fried.