These crispy and flavorful french fried onions are made from scratch and are gluten-free, grain-free and paleo. They add wonderful flavor to this green bean casserole, or you can use them to top your favorite soup or salad!
My favorite side dish of the holidays is the Green Bean Casserole. When I used to make it the “traditional” way (with a can of soup and french fried onions in a can), I would find myself snacking on the onions while assembling the casserole. They were buttery, crispy and so addictive.
Now that I am grain-free I had to recreate my favorite dish, and I had to get the most important ingredient- the french fried onion- right! After a few trial runs I perfected the coating and these french fried onions are just like the canned kind, if not better!
These crispy and flavorful french fried onions are made from scratch and are gluten free, grain free and paleo. They add wonderful flavor to this green bean casserole, or use them to top your favorite soup or salad!
- 1 yellow onion, sliced thin
- ⅓ cup coconut flour
- ⅓ cup arrowroot flour
- ½ cup cashew milk (or almond milk)
- ⅓ cup of ghee or other frying oil (avocado oil is a good alternative)
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon pepper
- Slice the onion into thin rings (⅛” or as thin as possible) and place them in a bowl with the cashew or almond milk.
- Heat the ghee in a large saucepan, or high-side skillet (to prevent splatter), over medium high, then reduce to medium. The oil should sizzle when you add the onion however be careful not to have the heat too high that it burns the onion.
- Place the coconut flour, arrowroot flour, salt and pepper into a gallon Ziploc and give it a few shakes to mix.
- Next drain the onions and then add them into the bag of flour and shake well to coat.
- Remove the coated onions (in batches, don’t overcrowd them in the pan) from the bag and place them carefully into the fry oil.
- As they begin to brown turn them over to ensure even browning.
- Remove fried onions when they are golden brown and place on a paper towel to absorb excess oil.
- Store in an airtight container. If they become soft you can place them in the oven for a few minutes to get them crisp again.)