Real Food French-Fried Onions

What's Thanksgiving without Green Bean Casserole topped with crispy French Fried Onions? Our simple homemade recipe has got you covered.

Yields 4 cups



  1. Separate all the onion strands and layer them in a wide bowl or shallow baking dish. Pour the milk over and let them sit for 20–30 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, sift the spices into the flour in a large bowl and heat the oil over medium-high heat until it’s hot. (If you slip one onion strand in, it should bubble vigorously without splattering. On a thermometer it’s about 375°F.)
  3. Working in small batches, grab a handful of onion strands from the bowl, shake off the excess milk, dredge them in the flour, shake off the excess flour, and then drop them into the hot oil. Stir lightly to keep them from sticking. Remove when they’re golden brown, 2–3 minutes.
  4. Drain on paper towels and use immediately. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.