No need to drool over the glutenous French Fried Onions any longer. These crispy morsels are simple to make and as good as the originals.
- 1 large Vidalia (or sweet) onion, peeled and cut in half
- 2 cups almond/soy milk
- 2 tablespoons white vinegar
- 1 1/2 cups flour (gluten free one to one)
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- peanut or canola oil for frying, 1/2 way up the sides of the dutch oven
- Line a baking sheet with paper towels. Place a cooling rack over the baking sheet. Set aside.
- Using a sharp knife or mandolin, thinly cut the onion into 1/4-inch strips. Place into a medium sized bowl.
- In a large measuring cup, combine the almond milk and the white vinegar. Allow to rest for a minute until the liquid begins to curdle. Pour over the onions, stir to coat.
- Cover the bowl with a lid or plastic wrap. Allow the onions to rest for at least an hour.
- In a shallow casserole dish, whisk together the flour, salt and cayenne pepper. Set aside.
- AFTER AN HOUR
- In a shallow casserole dish, combine the flour, salt, and cayenne pepper. Set aside.
- Place the oil in a large dutch oven Clip a candy thermometer to the side of the pot. Heat the oil to 350 degrees F over medium heat.
- Working with around a cup of onions at a time, remove the onions from the liquid shaking off extra liquid.
- Place the onions in the flour mixture and toss to coat.
- Shake off the excess flour and carefully drop into the hot oil. Use a heat resistant spoon or spatula to separate the onions.
- Fry until golden brown, then place the fried onions on the prepared cooling rack. Allow the onions to cool completely.
- Store in an airtight container for up to one week.
- I tried a variety of different flour blends. The other blend that worked quite well was a mixture of 1 cup flour combined with 1/2 cup arrowroot flour. Using plain potato starch was acceptable, but not great.
- If you have a very large onion, increase the flour to 2 cups.
- I used peanut oil. You can use another oil like avocado or canola if you prefer.
- The Pioneer Woman made onion strings. I actually preferred them a little thicker than that and found they came out closer to the more traditional variety.