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French Fried Onions

Rated as 4.86 out of 5 Stars

"A homemade alternative to the Durkee® brand. I use these for casserole recipes. I will never buy store-bought French fried onions again. This recipe makes a lot! I often just use one onion and about 1/2 cup of milk and 1 cup of flour with seasonings if I just want to use them for one dish. Warning: You may have to make what the original recipe calls for because they are so yummy and you won't be able to stop eating them!"
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25 m servings 38
Original recipe yields 40 servings (5 to 6 cups)


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  1. Soak onions in milk for 5 minutes.
  2. Combine flour, garlic powder, onion powder, white pepper, and salt. Add a handful of onions and toss to coat. Remove and repeat with remaining onions, one handful at a time.
  3. Heat oil in a large skillet or deep fryer. Fry onion in batches, stirring as needed, until evenly browned, 2 to 3 minutes each. Drain on paper towels and season with more salt. Store in an airtight container.


  • Cook's Note:
  • Use any seasonings you prefer.
  • Editor's Notes:
  • We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. Amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and specific type of oil used.
  • Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of milk and flour. The actual amount consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 38 calories; 0.9 6.4 1.2 < 1 9 Full nutrition

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So easy, so quick and so delicious, definitely make more than you plan to because they are just that good you can't help but eating it all.

Loved this! I was in a super hurry for a quick batch and didnt' have the onion powder or garlic powder, so I made it with just one onion (per the instructions in the intro, above) using only mi...


I will use it again when out Of store bought

Absolutely delicious!!! I even substituted gluten free flour (Bob's Red Mill brand) and they turned out perfectly! I will definitely make these again.

I was skeptical amount the amount of onions it called for since I only make my casserole in a loaf pan, but they were so good, I had to hide them from my wife so I still had some for Thanksgivin...