These Paleo & Vegan French Fried Onions are so much healthier and tastier than the store bought version, and you’ll love how crispy they are on casseroles or even on their own!
While I love all the holiday casseroles, I’ve been going without French fried onions in the recent years because they are not really an option for those of us who are gluten free and try to avoid processed foods.
Not-So-Healthy Ingredients in Store-Bought French Fried Onions
When I looked up the ingredients for them, this is what I found:
Onions, Palm Oil, Enriched Flour (Wheat Flour, Niacin, Reduced Iron, Thiamin Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid), Soy Flour, Salt and Dextrose.
Yikes. It’s just a lot of unnecessary ingredients I’d rather not put in my body. However, I do love these crunchy onions as a topping for so many of my dishes, so I decided to make my own cleaner version. These Paleo & Vegan French Fried Onions turned out to be surprisingly easy and super duper addicting and delicious!
Easy Paleo & Vegan French Fried Onions Recipe
The best part is that these take less than 30 minutes to make. I sure do appreciate simple and easy recipes, especially when I’m hosting a holiday dinner and I have 12 things I need to cook at the same time.
You can use these Paleo & Vegan French Fried Onions to top on casseroles, soups, salads, baked potatoes, or just on their own. They are essentially fried onion rings, so I ate half of these dipped in my homemade paleo ketchup. I had to portion it out because I couldn’t stop eating them!
If you are missing the crunch factor on your holiday dishes or any savory recipe, I recommend you try this French fried onions. I promise, you won’t regret it!
Paleo & Vegan French Fried Onions
- Place sliced onion in a wide shallow bowl, and pour coconut milk and apple cider vinegar over it.
- Toss a few times to coat, then let it sit for 10 minutes.
- Prepare a separate bowl with tapioca starch, coconut flour, and sea salt. Mix to combine.
- Pour your choice of cooking oil in a large skillet until the oil is about 1 inch deep, and heat over medium high heat. Prepare a large dish with 2-3 layers of paper towels.
- Use a tong or a fork to transfer a handful of onions from the coconut milk, then to the flour mixture.
- Coat and dust off excess flour, then fry in the skillet for 30 seconds on each side, or until crispy and golden brown.
- Transfer to the paper towel lined dish. Repeat this process until you fry all the onions, adding more oil to the skillet as needed.
- Use right away on casseroles or eat them on their own with a side of ketchup!
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