Grain Free Fried Onion Strings
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Prior to having any health issues and food restrictions I ate these darn fried things out of the can. That's right, as if they were chips. Now, I can again enjoy them except this time its without any guilt. Which in my mind makes them 100 times better. Using Almond flour and a healthy fat to fry such as coconut oil- there's no reason not to enjoy every last onion string in one sitting. But then again- you should probably try putting them on a green bean casserole or say on top of a burger. Because thats pretty darn good too.
- 2 cups of Milk (dairy or nondairy) + 2 Tbs Lemon Juice (or vinegar)
- 1 large Onion (or 3 small onions)
- 2 Packed Cups of Blanched Almond Flour
- 1/3 Cup Starch (Potato, Arrowroot or Tapioca)
- 1 Tbs Salt
- 1 Tsp Smoked Paprika ( Or Chili Powder, OR regular paprika or a mix of them all)
- 1/4 Tsp Black Pepper
- Oil for Frying: your typical cheap frying oils will work ie. Vegetable/ Peanut. But I recommend Coconut or Grapeseed oil.
- Pour the milk and lemon juice into a small casserole dish or bowl. Slice the onions as thinly as possible. Separate the rings and place into the "milk mixture. (Note: for those that can have dairy, buttermilk may be used). Place dish in fridge covered and allow the onions to soak for 1 hour.
- After the hour. Remove the dish from the fridge. Pour a few inches of oil into a heavy bottomed sauce pan and heat up to around 300 degrees. Meanwhile in a clean bowl mix together the Almond Flour, Starch Salt and Spices.
- Once the oil is hot- pull a handful of the buttermilk onions and place it into the bowl of flour. Cover thoroughly and then place directly into the hot oil. Fry until crispy and light golden brown. Strain from oil, place on a paper towel and continue with the remaining onions until you have fried all of them.