Fried Onion Strips

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 30 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook: 20 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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Vegetable oil, for frying

1/2 cup buttermilk

1 egg

1 teaspoon hot sauce

1 cup all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon cayenne pepper


1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

2 Vidalia onions, sliced into 1/2-inch thick strips


  1. Place oil in a deep skillet until it comes about 1-inch up the side of the pan. Heat oil to 360 degrees F.
  2. Mix buttermilk, egg, and hot sauce in a medium bowl. Mix flour, cayenne, 1 teaspoon salt, and pepper in a bag. Pat onion slices dry and dip in the buttermilk mixture to coat. Transfer slices to bag and toss to coat. Deep-fry onions in batches until golden, about 2 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate to drain, sprinkle immediately with salt, and serve.