The other night I decided that I wanted some onion straws. I have no clue why I was craving them, but I wanted them. So, I decided to take the rest of an onion and make some. My absolute first time making them and they turned out pretty good.
All you need:
- an onion (whole or left over) - I had half of one left and it made quite a bit.
- 1/2 cup of bread crumbs
- 1/2 cup of flour
- 2 eggs
- 3 bowls
- baking sheet
- fork (to scramble eggs)
- old bay seasoning (any other seasoning you feel like adding)
Heat the oven to 400 degrees.
Line up your three bowls and place your pan at the end.
Add 1/2 cup of flour into bowl.
Add 1 egg into one bowl. (add other egg when wash becomes low)
Add part of the 1/2 cup of bread crumbs into the last bowl. Sprinkle with old bay seasoning. (add the rest of the bread crumbs when it begins to clump)
** You're adding half because you will need more as the dry ingredients begin to clump **
Take your mandolin/knife and cut your onion into thin slices --- but not to thin!
Once you've sliced your onions. Begin by placing a few of your onions into the flour mixture.
Coat the onions well.
Then dip into your egg wash.
Then coat with bread crumbs/old bay seasoning.
Place on pan.
Continue to do this until you have used your entire onion.
Cook for 7 minutes. Check it. Flip over. Cook for another 7 minutes.
Watch very closely.