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Onion Straws

Onion Straws are crisp and delicious. They are perfect for topping a salad or on a burger or just eating them by themselves.

One of our favorite meals around here is Big Steak Salad.  My favorite part is the marinade and salad dressing.  The Hardworking Husband’s favorite is the onion straws.  Once again these are very healthy, but I feel better about them because we aren’t eating very many.  Plus I’m putting them on top of a salad.  

How are Onion Straws different than onion rings?

Onion straws are similar to onion rings in that they are onions and they are deep fried.  Onion rings are dipped in a batter. Onion straws are dredged in a flour mixture and they are also much thinner than onion rings.  


Onion Straws

Onion Straws

Onion Straws are crisp and delicious. They are perfect for topping a salad or on a burger.

Prep Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 1 large onion, I use a sweet onion
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 Tbsp salt
  • Oil for frying


  1. Start this one hour before you want to begin frying the onion. Slice onion as thin as you can. Place onion in a bowl and pour buttermilk over the top. Allow to soak in buttermilk for 1 hour. 
  2. After the onions have soaked, heat oil to 350. 
  3. In a small bowl, mix flour, cayenne pepper, and salt. 
  4. Take onion slices and dredge in flour mixture. Place a few at a time in oil to fry. 
  5. Once golden brown, remove and place on paper towels to drain. Enjoy!

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Of course these are delicious on the big steak salad, but they are good alone as well.  They would go great with hamburgers or bratwurst.  I highly recommend trying out the big steak salad as well.  The marinade/salad dressing is the best part!

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Marsha 'Nana' Baker

Friday 25th of April 2014

I LOOOVE this recipe so much I chose it as my personal fav at this week's Weekend Potluck party...please come back soon.

Marsha 'Nana' Baker

Monday 21st of April 2014

My mouth is watering! I would love these sooo much. Thanks a million for sharing at Weekend Potluck. Pinning!


Friday 18th of April 2014

I actually prefer these to batter fried onions. Pinning and Thanks for sharing!

Kerry C

Tuesday 17th of June 2014

I have decided I prefer these also. You get more of the onion flavor.

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