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Crispy Cajun Fried Onion Strings

These Crispy Cajun Fried Onion Strings are breaded with flour and Tony Chachere's and are a perfect snack, appetizer, or topper for a burger or salad!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Soaking30 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: fried onion, fried onion strings, onion, onion rings, onion straws, onion strings, tony chacheres
Author: Lisa Brown


  • 2 medium yellow onions
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 4 cups all purpose flour
  • ¼ cup Tony Chachere's
  • 2 quarts oil
  • salt and pepper


  • Using a mandolin slicer on a very thin setting.
  • Soak raw onions in buttermilk for about 30 minutes. Stir occasionally to make sure buttermilk coats all onions.
  • Mix flour and Tony Chachere's.
  • Heat oil to 375°F.
  • Grab a handful of onions from the buttermilk. Squeeze off excess milk. Toss in flour mixture and coat thoroughly.
  • Shake off excess flour mixture. Fry in oil for about 2-3 minutes. Remove from oil and salt if you desire.
  • Repeat until all onions are fried. Serve with your favorite dipping sauce.