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Sunday, May 27, 2012

mangia mondays 64: red chile onion strings

howdy, ya'll!
welcome to
a blog hop i co-host each week
with the always amazing
lisa from shine your light.

since i've been put on bed rest,
it's been up to the hubs to do the cooking.
i really wanted burgers
{& hubs can work the grill like nobody's business!},
but wanted something "special."
so, to go with the delicious burgers hubs was making,
i whipped up these

red chile onion strings

vegetable oil, for frying
1 red onion, cut in 1/2 & thinly sliced
2 C all-purpose flour
1 TBS chipotle chile powder
1 TBS ancho chile powder
1 TBS garlic powder
1 tsp cayenne pepper
2 tsp salt
2 eggs, beaten

1. heat oil in a large pot over medium.

2. in a large bowl, combine flour, chile powders, garlic powder, cayenne & salt. dredge onion slices in the flour mixture & sift to remove excess.

3. dunk the onion strings into the beaten eggs & return to the flour mixture. coat all of the onion strings well.

4. fry onion strings in batches until golden brown & crisp. serve immediately.


these are REALLY good on a burger...
but they're also exceptional as a side dish
with some ranch dressing...
yummmmm! :)
or, how about on top of that green bean casserole?
just sayin'!

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  1. Thanks for hosting! I shared a recipe for green soup from foraged greens along with information on reducing the oxalic acid in the greens to improve mineral absorption.

  2. We love onion strings here at our home. Yours looks so good and I cannot wait to make them.

    Thanks for sharing!

    Jen's Journey

  3. That burger looks DELICIOUS!!!! I love onion strings!