Onion Straws is a special treat at our house. It is not something that we make often, but when we do, you can bet their plates are cleaned! Several months ago, The Pioneer Woman gave us her recipe for onion rings. It is so good. Check out her recipe here.
1 large onion
2 cups buttermilk
2 cups flour
1 scant tablespoon salt
Lots of black pepper
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
Slice onion very thin. Place in a baking dish and cover with buttermilk for at least one hour.
Combine dry ingredients and set aside.
Heat oil to 375 degrees. Grab a handful of onions, throw into the flour mixture, tab to shake off excess, and PLUNGE into hot oil.
Fry for a few minutes and remove as soon as golden brown.