Homemade French “Fried” Onions Topping

Homemade French “Fried” Onions Topping is a delicious homemade AND baked alternative to those store-bought french fried onions. These are so good and easy to make you’ll be wondering why you ever got the store bought version in the first place!

These fried onions go great on top of salads like this Steak Salad with Dijon Balsamic Dressing, potatoes like these Loaded Baked Potato Bites, or any kind of casserole like this easy Green Bean Casserole Recipe.

Homemade French "Fried" Onions Topping

I Am Loving These Crispy Fried Onions On Just About Everything

HI-HEY! Me, again. TWICE in one day! Lucky youuuuuu! ♥

So. I gotsta be straight up with you right now. These French “Fried” Onions will not be as crunchy as those store-bought guys. True story.
Nor as crunchy as if you were to stick them inside a really hot oil-bath.
BUT! but, but, but… I DO love YOUR heart and that is why we’re going to bake these babes and love ’em as much as we should, m’kay? Coo’.

That’s like my disclaimer right there.

Easy Fried Onions Topping

I made these onions to go with our Lightened-Up Creamy Green Bean Casserole, but I have used them in other casseroles, too. Salads, as well. Sandwiches. Sometimes we just drown them in ketchup and mustard and just eat ’em up.

This is so simple, it’s almost silly. But I like it! And I love simple!

Crispy Onion Recipe

How To Make This Homemade Crispy Onion Topping

All we’re doing here is slicing up an onion into thin rings, dipping said onions in a flour-panko mixture, spraying them down with nonstick cooking spray and sending them off to the oven for about 20 minutes. Maybe less. Maybe more. You decide. So long as they are golden brown, they are done.

How To Make Crispy Onions

Wasn’t that a great story? 😉

But wait! It can’t be that easy, now can it? Well. I am just going to ask you (beg you!) to stir them around every few minutes until they are done. The onions burn easily, especially at 450F, so you have to be on top of things, k? And we’re baking them at 450F because we want a nice crunch, but without the fryer.

Homemade French "Fried" Onions Recipe

What was I saying?

Oh yeah.

Hit print and crunch crunch crunch AWAAAAAY!

ENJOY!

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Homemade French "Fried" Onions Topping - A delicious homemade AND baked alternative to those store-bought French Fried Onions.
Homemade French "Fried" Onions Topping
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

Homemade French "Fried" Onions Topping is a delicious homemade AND baked alternative to those store-bought french fried onions. So good and easy to make!

Course: Sides
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Calories: 43 kcal
Author: Katerina | Diethood
Ingredients
  • 2 large yellow onions , thinly sliced into rings (about 1/4-inch thick)
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt , or to taste
  • olive oil cooking spray
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 450F.
  2. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and grease with cooking spray. Set aside.
  3. Combine onion rings (make sure they are separated), flour, panko crumbs and seasoned salt in a large mixing bowl; toss to combine and coat evenly.
  4. Transfer the onion rings to previously prepared baking sheet.
  5. Generously spray the onions with olive oil cooking spray.
  6. Bake for 20 minutes, or until golden brown, stirring frequently.
  7. Remove from oven and let stand 2 to 3 minutes, or until ready to use.
Recipe Notes

WW SmartPoints: 1 

Nutrition Facts
Homemade French "Fried" Onions Topping
Amount Per Serving
Calories 43
% Daily Value*
Fat 0g0%
Saturated Fat 0g0%
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 407mg17%
Potassium 53mg2%
Carbohydrates 9g3%
Fiber 0g0%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin C 2.7mg3%
Calcium 13mg1%
Iron 0.4mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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3 Responses
  1. d4v1d

    excellent ideas all around. but 450 degrees? for 20 minutes? if thinly sliced, onion ash will be the result. a lower temperature for less time, my second go after the above settings, worked very well – a temp of 400F for 14min seemed to work well.

    Instead of panko, burned up in the first batch, i also tried an herb mixture as a substitute and it was just fine.

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