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Crispy Homemade French Fried Onions Recipe Crispy Homemade French Fried Onions Recipe


Crispy Homemade French Fried Onions Recipe

Written by: Lucas Johnson

Sure thing! Here's my homemade crispy french fried onions recipe. Thinly sliced onions, tossed in a seasoned flour mix, then fried to golden perfection. Perfect for topping off your favorite dishes. Enjoy!

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Ready for a burst of flavor that'll leave your taste buds singing? I'm about to share my go-to crispy homemade french fried onions recipe. It's all about turning humble onions into something special. We're talking crunchy, salty, and just a little bit spicy - the kind of topping that can transform any dish from boring to wow in an instant! I love surprising guests with these - the looks on their faces when they realize it's homemade, priceless! Now, are you ready to take your meals to a new level? Let's get our hands dirty, and our kitchens smelling like heaven!

Ingredients for Crispy Fried Onions

  • Onions: Adds flavor and sweetness, crisps up beautifully when fried, providing a delicious topping for various dishes.
  • All-purpose flour: Coats the onions, creating a crispy outer layer when fried, giving the fried onions their signature texture.
  • Paprika: Adds a subtle smoky flavor and a reddish color to the fried onions, enhancing their overall taste and appearance.
  • Vegetable oil: Used for frying the onions, helping them cook evenly and achieve a crispy texture without absorbing too much oil.

Essential Tools for Making Homemade French Fried Onions

  • Sharp knife: Essential for thinly slicing the onions to achieve crispy texture and even cooking.
  • Deep pan or fryer: Needed for frying the onions in hot oil to achieve a crispy and golden-brown finish.

Serves: 4 people

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 15 minutes

Total time: 25 minutes


  • 2 large onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • Vegetable oil, for frying


  1. In a bowl, mix together the flour, salt, pepper, and paprika.
  2. Toss the sliced onions in the flour mixture until well coated.
  3. Heat vegetable oil in a deep pan or fryer to 350°F (180°C).
  4. Fry the coated onions in batches until golden brown and crispy, about 3-4 minutes per batch.
  5. Remove the fried onions with a slotted spoon and place them on a paper towel-lined plate to drain excess oil.
  6. Serve the crispy homemade French fried onions as a topping for salads, burgers, or casseroles.

Nutritional value:

Per Serving in Calories: 150 kcal | Carbohydrates: 25 g | Protein: 3 g | Total Fat: 5 g | Saturated Fat: 1 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1 g | Cholesterol: 0 mg | Sodium: 590 mg | Dietary Fiber: 2 g | Sugar: 4 g | Calcium: 40 mg | Potassium: 180 mg | Iron: 1 mg | Vitamin A: 0 µg | Vitamin C: 8 mg

Can You Make French Fried Onions Ahead of Time?

Make Ahead Instructions

  • Prepare the crispy homemade french fried onions as directed.
  • Allow the fried onions to cool completely.
  • Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days.

Freezing Instructions

  • After frying, let the onions cool down completely.
  • Place them in a freezer-safe container or bag.
  • Freeze for up to 2 months.
  • Reheat in the oven or air fryer to restore crispiness.

Did you know that adding a pinch of cayenne pepper to the flour mixture can give your homemade crispy French fried onions a subtle kick of heat, elevating the flavor profile and making them even more irresistible? Enjoy the delicious combination of crispy texture and a hint of spice in every bite!

Common Questions About Homemade French Fried Onions

How thin should I slice the onions for this recipe?
Aim to slice the onions thinly, about 1/8 inch thick, for the best results.
Can I use a different type of flour for coating the onions?
Yes, you can experiment with different types of flour, such as whole wheat or gluten-free flour, based on your dietary preferences.
Is there a way to make this recipe gluten-free?
Yes, you can substitute the all-purpose flour with a gluten-free flour blend to make this recipe gluten-free.
Can I bake the onions instead of frying them?
While baking is an option, frying the onions will give you the crispiest results. If you prefer baking, try baking at a high temperature for a similar effect.
How long can I store the crispy fried onions?
Store the crispy fried onions in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days for the best taste and texture.

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