French Fried Onion Strings

The easiest homemade recipe for French Fried Onion Strings you will make over and over again. The onion is cut into thin slices then dipped into a seasoned batter and fried until crispy, so flavorful and addictive.

Serve the onion rings as an appetizer or over this popular BBQ Ranch Chicken Salad for the perfect finish!

French fried onion strings topped with greens and cheese with a homemade dip.

french fried onion-

One of our favorite appetizers in restaurants is onion rings (Blooming onions). They are amazing to share as an appetizer. You no longer have to wait to go out to enjoy this side dish. Once you try our homemade version, you’ll be hooked.

Thinly cut sweet onion dredged in cream then seasoned flour and fried until perfectly crispy and crunchy. The onion rings are best enjoyed with the easy homemade onion dipping sauce!

Crispy onion strings on parchment paper with a bowl of onion dipping sauce.

how to make french fried onion strings-

This recipe comes together really quickly. Prepare the different bowls for the recipe and have everything ready to fry.

CUT ONION- Cut the onion in half (or leave it whole for onion rings); then slice really thin. Heat oil for frying. You want to cut the onions really thin with a sharp knife or a madoline slicer.

FLOUR- In the first bowl, add 1/2 cup flour. Dredging the onion rings in flour will allow the heavy whipping cream to stick to the onion and give the onion rings crispiness.

SOAK- Whisk together the heavy whipping cream with salt.  Transfer the onion from the flour and soak in batches.

SEASONED FLOUR- Add remaining flour with salt, paprika, pepper and garlic powder. Dredge soaked onion strings into seasoned flour and layout onto a plate so the onion rings don’t stick together.

FRY ONION- Fry the onion strings in batches for best results. Serve the fried onion with the homemade dipping sauce.

PRO TIP: Be sure oil is sizzling hot (very important!). If you add the onion strings into cold oil, the batter it was dredged and soaked in will come right off and the onion rings will be really unpleasant.

NOTE: Work in batches so the onion strings don’t stick together.

Step by step collage how to make fried onions into onion strings.

how to make the dip for onion strings-

In a bowl prepare the homemade dipping sauce for the fried onion. Combine the mayo, Sriracha, paprika, pepper, lemon and sugar (add additional Sriracha to taste).

how do you reheat fried onion?

The best way to reheat fried onion is in the oven or toaster oven. Place onion strings back into a preheated oven and heat until crispy and hot again. Fried onions topped with pepper, greens and cheese. With a bowl of dipping sauce.

If you’ve ever felt intimidated to make onion rings (onion strings), this recipe will change your mind. You will be so happy you gave the recipe a try!

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5 from 3 votes

French Fried Onion Strings

Homemade recipe the crunchy and crispy seasoned French onion strings (onion strings). Serve with a dipping sauce as an appetizer or with a salad or sandwich.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: french fried onion
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 581
Author: Valentina's Corner

Ingredients

  • 1 whole onion, I used sweet
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground paprika
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/8 tsp garlic powder
  • oil for frying (olive oil or canola)

Onion String Dip-

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise (Hellman's)
  • 1/4 tsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp granulated sugar
  • 1/8 tsp ground paprika
  • dash of pepper
  • 1 1/2 Sriracha (Red Hot or Tabasco)

Instructions

  • Cut the onion in half (or leave it whole for onion rings), then slice really thin.
  • Heat oil for frying.
  • In the first bowl, add 1/2 cup flour. Add the onions to the flour. Coat with flour, transfer onions to a plate. Add the remaining 1 cup flour to the bowl, the 1 1/2 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp paprika, 1/4 tsp pepper and 1/8 garlic powder, combine everything.
  • In second bowl, combine heavy whipping cream and 1 tsp salt.
  • Working a handful at a time, take the onion strings, dip them into the heavy whipping cream, and tap off any excess cream. Then coat with the seasoned flour. Transfer to a plate.
    Continue with remaining onions strings.
  • Be sure oil is sizzling hot. Place onion strings into the oil. Fry for a few minutes and remove when golden brown in color. Continue working with remaining strings.
  • How to make the dip for Onion Strings-
  • Combine mayo, Sriracha, paprika, pepper, lemon and sugar (add additional Sriracha to taste). Enjoy friends!.
  • Enjoy, friends.
Nutrition Facts
French Fried Onion Strings
Amount Per Serving
Calories 581 Calories from Fat 387
% Daily Value*
Fat 43g66%
Saturated Fat 17g106%
Cholesterol 93mg31%
Sodium 1666mg72%
Potassium 134mg4%
Carbohydrates 41g14%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 1070IU21%
Vitamin C 2.6mg3%
Calcium 52mg5%
Iron 2.4mg13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Fried onion strings recipe (onion rings) ValentinasCorner.com

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Show 10 Comments
  • Carole 07/30/2018, 1:02 pm Link Reply

    I made these this weekend with the dipping sauce and they were beyond fantastic … hubs loved them! He’s planning on using the left over dipping sauce for chips too. Thanks for posting such a wonderful recipe!

    • admin 07/30/2018, 3:33 pm Link Reply

      Thanks so much, Carole. I am so glad you enjoyed the recipe as much as we do, makes me so happy. 🙂

  • Kelly W. 11/29/2017, 3:01 pm Link Reply

    These look and sound delicious! You mention that these reheat well. What is your recommended method to reheat them? Thank you.

    • admin 11/29/2017, 10:50 pm Link Reply

      Hi, Kelly. Just place it into a preheated over or toasted until reheats:). Enjoy.

  • Sweet Somethings Blog 03/21/2016, 2:45 pm Link Reply

    Oh I am such a sucker for onion rings but I’ve never tried making them at home! And that sauce looks so awesome! Mayo and Sriracha go hand in hand!

    • admin 03/21/2016, 6:16 pm Link Reply

      Oh do try them.. Soo addictive!.. Not to mention a fraction of the price… 😀

  • Anastasia 03/18/2016, 10:20 am Link Reply

    Can’t wait to try this. I just wanted to say I love your newsletters. They are so inspiring. Also, can’t wait for another personal post. Thank you for all your work, may God bless your family..
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    • admin 03/18/2016, 11:45 am Link Reply

      Awww. You’re soo nice, totally made my morning. I’m so so glad you enjoy our Newsletter, those are pretty new so the feedback is sooo appreciated!
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  • Maria 03/18/2016, 9:56 am Link Reply

    I love that they are not huge thick pieces of onion rings not a fan of those…these look soooo good, can’t wait to make them this weekend 😉

    • admin 03/18/2016, 11:40 am Link Reply

      Maria, me too. I’m not a fan of biting into chunky onion. You can of course make them a little bigger but if kids approve, I’m sticking to them.. 🙂 Enjoy..

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