Onion Strings (Pioneer Woman Recipe)
Who would have ever thought that something so simple could be so good! If you gave me the choice I’d pick Onion Strings over french fries any day of the week. Paul’s daughter Leighana made Onion Strings a couple of years ago for a cookout at her house. We were celebrating Paul’s daughter Zina’s visit to Kentucky from Texas.
They were so absolutely amazing I never forgot them. They had to be made again, and they were. The nice thing about this recipe is that half of it can be made ahead of time. After the onion is sliced thin they soak in buttermilk for at least an hour or longer if you want them to, before they’re dredged in the flour mixture and fried. Think about the Spring and Summer BBQ season coming up and how good these onion strings would be with a flame broiled burger sitting next to it. Speaking of burgers….
This Loaded Double Cheeseburger made with freshly ground chuck roast is going to be the best burger you ever have the pleasure of tasting. So what makes this burger so special? It’s all about the meat, literally.
The next time your grocery store has chuck roast on sale grab whatever your budget allows you buy. Take those roasts to the meat department, ring the little bell and tell the person that comes out to grind it up and make hamburger out of it. If the chuck roast doesn’t have enough fat on it and you would like a little more, tell them to add a touch more fat while they’re grinding it. He may look at you a little strange, but insist that … yes, you can do it and they will.
A lot of time when chuck roasts are on sale, you can get them cheaper per pound than you can buy a “tube” of hamburger. Freshly ground chuck burger is GORGEOUS. It’s what freshly ground burger use to look like before the tube. The color is bright red, the fat is marbled through the burger perfectly and it’ll make you the best burger for grilling or pan frying you’ve had in a long time. Onion Strings (Pioneer Woman Recipe) and a burger made with fresh ground chuck, it’s what’s for dinner…Enjoy!
PIN IT FOR LATER
- 1 large Onion
- 2 cups buttermilk
- 2 cups flour
- 1 Tablespoon salt
- 1 quart vegetable oil (2 qts if you need it)
- Black pepper to taste
- 1/4 Teaspoon Cayenne Pepper (optional)
Slice the onion very thin. Place the onion in a 13x9 inch baking dish. Pour the buttermilk over the onions and let them soak for at least one hour.
Combine the flour, salt,( cayenne pepper if using) and pepper in a large bowl. Whisk to combine. Place the oil in a skillet and heat to 375 degrees.
Working in batches...take a handful of onions and dredge them into the flour mixture, shake off any excess flour and place in the skillet with the hot oil. Fry until onions are golden brown (it only takes a couple on minutes) then place on a paper towel lined plate. Repeat until all the onions are fried.
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