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Homemade French Fried Onions

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I grew up the with the traditional green bean casserole with the canned cream of mushroom soup, French’s French Fried onions, and canned green beans. Last year I kicked it up a bunch of notches like Emeril would say and made  EVERYTHING from scratch including the onions. Here is the recipe for them. I had made them the day before but they are much better made fresh, if you have the time on Thanksgiving day. I rarely do or like watching the parade better.


  • 3 large onions
  • 2 cups milk
  • oil (for frying)
  • salt


  1. Soak the onions in the milk for 5 minutes.
  2. Heat the oil in the skillet or deep fryer.
  3. Take a handful of onions and run them through the flour with a fork to coat.
  4. Fry in batches in the oil, stirring as needed to brown evenly.
  5. Drain on paper towels and season to taste.
  6. Store in an air-tight container.


Thank you for sharing!