French Fried Onion Strings

This recipe will make a French Fried Onion Strings believer out of you, my friends! They come out so crispy, yet have just the right amount of onion to them.

Top these onion string in this BBQ Ranch Chicken Salad for the perfect touch!

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

My children, who strongly dislike onion, love these. They eat them as if they were French fries. It’s also a great recipe to make ahead of time; they also reheat wonderfully. Can I also just mention how amazing they are on a burger, with bacon and cheese and veggies. Mmmm got me some serious homemade burger cravings now. Oh and this homemade onion ring dip will be one you will use often.

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

How to make French Fried Onion Strings-

  • Cut the onion in half (or leave it whole for onion rings); then slice really thin.
  • Heat oil for frying.
  • In 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: add 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 plate. Continue with remaining onions strings.
  • Be sure oil is sizzling hot (very important!). Place onion strings into the oil. Fry for a few minutes and remove when golden brown in color.

How to make fried onions into onion strings.

How to make the dip for Onion Strings-

Combine mayo, Sriracha, paprika, pepper, lemon and sugar (add additional Sriracha to taste). Enjoy friends!.

Fried onions topped with pepper, greens and cheese. With a bowl of dipping sauce.

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5 from 3 votes

French Fried Onion Strings

You will love these thin fried onion strings. A take on onion rings. The homemade sauce will become a favorite. 
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: french fried onion
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 581kcal
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

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 onion in half (or leave it whole for onion rings); then slice really thin.
  • Heat oil for frying.
  • In 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: add 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 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.
  • How to make the dip for Onion Strings-
  • Combine mayo, Sriracha, paprika, pepper, lemon and sugar (add additional Sriracha to taste). Enjoy friends!.
Nutrition Facts
French Fried Onion Strings
Amount Per Serving
Calories 581 Calories from Fat 387
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 43g 66%
Saturated Fat 17g 85%
Cholesterol 93mg 31%
Sodium 1666mg 69%
Potassium 134mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 41g 14%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 2g
Protein 6g 12%
Vitamin A 21.4%
Vitamin C 3.2%
Calcium 5.2%
Iron 13.1%
* 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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