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Crispy Onion Strings

These Crispy Onion Strings are easy to make and perfect to snack on, have as an appetizer or use as a topper for your favorite main dishes.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Chill Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Crispy Onion Strings, Fried Onion Strings, Homemade Onion Strings
Servings: 6 Servings
Author: Deliciously Seasoned


  • 2 large onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons Slap Ya Mama® seasoning
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 2 teaspoons black pepper
  • 1½-2 cups vegetable oil


  • Slice onions very thin, separate, and place in a gallon size baggie.
  • Pour buttermilk into baggie with onions, close, shake to coat onions, place in the fridge and let sit in baggie for 40-45 minutes.
  • In another gallon size baggie, add flour, garlic salt, Slap Ya Mama® seasoning, paprika and black pepper. Seal, shake to mix, and set aside.
  • While onions are soaking, heat oil to 375° in a cast iron skillet or a large pot.
  • Remove ½ of the thinly sliced onions from buttermilk with tongs, shake off excess buttermilk. Add to the flour mixture. Seal baggie and shake to coat onions.
  • Use tongs to remove the onions from the flour mixture and gently place onions into the hot oil.
  • Cook until golden brown and desired crispiness is obtained, stirring occasionally.
  • Carefully remove from oil and place on a plate lined with paper towels.
  • Repeat until all onion strings are cooked.