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Homemade French Fried Onions


Make your own original french fried onions. You'll never use those inedible canned french fried onions again.













Low in Saturated Fat, Low Cholesterol, Cholesterol-Free, Trans-fat Free


2 ½ tablespoons canola oil
divided, or other vegetable oil
1 medium sweet vidalia onions
thinly sliced
½ teaspoons salt
½ teaspoon thyme
¼ teaspoon black pepper
freshly ground, or as desired
cup all-purpose flour
1 ¼ teaspoon paprika
½ teaspoon garlic powder


Mix together the salt, thyme, ⅓ cup flour, paprika and garlic powder in a largish bowl.

Add sliced onion, cover with a plate and toss to coat.

Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.

Add the onion along with any remaining flour mixture and cook, turning once or twice, until golden and crispy, about 5 to 15 minutes depending on how crispy you like your french fried onions.

Use atop your favorite casserole or anywhere you might use french fried onions. They're pretty tasty on their own too.


* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Used this recipe for the onions on top of a green bean casserole in a cast iron skillet. Had to add a little more oil to cook them but they were a great topping. They are worth it. And so easy.

almost 11 years ago


What are you supposed to do with the thyme and the 1/4 teaspoon salt?

almost 11 years ago


Thanks for the comment. Just edited the recipe, now the direction is very clear. Happy cooking :)

almost 11 years ago


These are the best. I am never buying the can of french-fried onion rings again. This recipe is better. Used them on green bean casserole and we went back for third and fourth servings. Yum.

almost 11 years ago


Great to hear you love this recipe. Absolutely agree! These homemade rings are way less grease and taste a lot better than store-bought, and not hard to make either. We also use this recipe all the time to make the toppings for great bean casserole :)

almost 11 years ago

Can you make 0nions ahead

almost 3 years ago

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 103g (3.6 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 13855% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 13%
Saturated Fat 1g 3%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 302mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Sugars g
Protein 4g
Vitamin A 7% Vitamin C 7%
Calcium 2% Iron 5%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?


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