Fried Onion Strips with Dipping Sauce

I like these fried onion strips with dipping sauce more than I like regular ole onion rings. I think it’s because I can eat a lot of them and still feel like I didn’t eat that many. They’re dangerously addicting, with a light batter coating and the perfect dipping shape and size. A basket of these little yummy morsels disappears faster than I want to admit.

Fried Onion Strips with Dipping Sauce

Better Than Onion Rings?

The dipping sauce is equally fantastic with the fried onion strips, with a kick of cayenne and horseradish. As much as I do like horseradish, it can get a little overwhelming for me, so I cut the amount in half when I made a batch of the sauce and it still came out great. If you’re a horseradish fan like my wife is, use the full amount and you’ll be a happy person!

If I’m cooking for a crowd, I’ll break out my big deep fryer. But, if it’s just the two of us, I’ll fire up my Fry Daddy fryer. It’s the perfect size for both of us. It fries everything perfectly. And as an added bonus, it doesn’t use a lot of oil, which saves me money.

Also try my homemade onion rings.

Fried Onion Strips with Dipping Sauce
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Fried Onion Strips with Dipping Sauce

I like these Fried onion strips with dipping sauce more than I like regular ole onion rings. They’re dangerously addicting, with a light batter coating and the perfect dipping shape and size.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword deep-fried, dipping sauce, onion
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 402kcal

Ingredients

For the onion strips

For the dipping sauce

Instructions

For the onion strips

  • Heat oil to 375 F in a deep fryer or Dutch oven.
  • Whisk together buttermilk, egg and hot sauce in a large bowl.
  • Combine flour, cayenne, salt, and pepper in a medium bowl and pour into a 1 gallon re-sealable baggie.
  • Add onion slices to the buttermilk mixture and stir gently to coat.
  • Shake off excess buttermilk and add onion slices to flour mixture. Seal and gently shake to coat.
  • Working in batches, fry onions until golden brown. Remove to a paper towel-lined plate to drain.
  • Serve with dipping sauce.

For the dipping sauce

  • Whisk together all ingredients.

Nutrition

Calories: 402kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 56mg | Sodium: 1058mg | Potassium: 342mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 443IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 89mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutritional values are approximate.