Onions Straws

Original Recipe before changes : www.justapinch.com


  • 1 large sweet onion
  • 2 c dairy buttermilk
  • 2 c flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp paprika or cayenne pepper or some of each
  • black pepper to taste
  • 1 qt about canola oil


  1. Slice onion very thin, then in half.
  2. Soak in cold water; set aside. Heat oil in deep skillet or fryer or Dutch oven to 375^to 400^.
  3. Combine dry ingredients.
  4. Drain onions. Toss into flour mixture, shake off excess, then in buttermilk, then back in flour mixture- shaking off excess flour.
  5. Plunge into hot oil.Fry for a few minutes and remove as soon as golden brown.
  6. Repeat until all are fried.