Remember when we talked about gluten free Thanksgiving side dishes? Well, I do. I asked you what you needed to round out your gluten free Thanksgiving table. Since we can’t just pop open those fried onions a can (the gluteny mess they are), you were worried!
We need to make our own, and you are BUSY. You don’t have time to mess around getting them wrong. You need to know how to make gluten free crispy fried onions from a tested recipe that works, forcryingoutloud. Well, not only does this crispy fried onions recipe work, it’s easy and fabulously delicious. And just imagine how good they would be served alongside this Best Filet Mignon Recipe from Wholesome Yum!
We dipped them in a totally-better-than-Thousand-Island-dressing (want the recipe?), and patted ourselves on the back. Okay, I made my kids pat me on the back. That way, it’s not weird or self-congratulatory.
All you do is soak thinly-sliced Spanish or Vidalia onions in buttermilk (it mellows out the onions and helps the batter stick), then drain them and shake them in the perfect gluten free flour mixture. With a wee bit of sugar. You trust me, right? I made them first without that wee bit of sugar (it’s just 1 tablespoon!), and then with it. It’s amazing what a little sweetness can do to balance things out.
You know what we’re going to do with these crispy fried onions, right? You know. I didn’t grow up eating the dish we’re going to make with them and neither did my husband, but I’ve converted my whole family to believers (okay fine except for my oldest kid, who just is a veg nonbeliever, try as she does). But first, just the onions. Then, tomorrow, the next Bakes Bread Giveaway, the one that, with a little hard work on all our parts, can turn into the biggest baddest giveaway I could imagine (and the one I’m most excited about). For now, first things first: