Monday, January 23, 2012

Shallot and Onion Straws

Suddenly, it got cold and rainy here in the Bay Area.  Of course, this left me craving something warm and comforting.  Husband and I decided to make burgers with onion and shallot straws.  We ground up a brisket (if you want a good homemade burger, I can't recommend grinding your own meat highly enough), fried up some bacon, and topped it off with some barbecue sauce (Kinder's is my favorite) and American cheese.  We added some shallot straws to the top and made some onion straws as a side dish.  If you are unfamiliar with straws, they really are just very thin onion rings.  This is the recipe we made up.

onions or shallots
2 eggs 
2 tbsp water
self rising flour
canola oil (for frying)

Here is the How:

Slice your onions or shallots uniformly thin.  

Optional step: Whisk together two eggs with 2 tbsp of water to make an egg wash.  Dip your onions or shallots into the egg wash.  We have found that dipping the onion, but not the shallot into the egg wash gives us the best results. 

Submerge the onions or shallots into flour, which you have seasoned with salt and pepper to taste.

Fry them until golden brown (about 2-3 minutes) at 375 degrees in canola oil (or oil of your choice).

Drain onto a paper-towel lined plate.  Cool slightly.  Serve on burger or as a side.

Do you ever order onion straws when you are out?  I would love to know if you try this recipe.  Enjoy!


Adele said...

Wow! I'm sure these are really naughty for you, but oooh look so nice!!!!

MM said...

I loooove fried onion rings!!

Have a fab week, hon!!


joanne hegarty said...

Dangerous - but oh sooo tempting Erin. These bad boys look GOOD.




Estefanía J. said...

Mmmm... looks so yummy!!!

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Heather said...

I've never tired making these myself! Looks like they came out great!

Jax said...

Those look delicious!! Usually I stay away from fried foods, but I can make an exception for those. Yum!

Fashion Meets Food said...

I think I just might need to make these! xo

amy b.s. said...

well these look wonderful!

Johanna said...

This looks so dangerously good. So much for Monday's resolution to eat better. Ha!

a displaced floridian said...

Oh my gosh they are so good on burgers!!

Emmy said...

My mouth watered after seeing that last pic! Wow!! And I should really try grinding my own meat.

Stephanie said...

holy crap those burgers sound amazing!

Elle Sees said...

Ooh do those look good!

Lorena said...

I am so lazy when it comes to frying things (amongst other things).... your burgers and onions look delicious.

Punctuation Mark said...

that looks delicious!!!

Ana said...

YUM! I've never ordered them, but I have to make it some time soon! That looks like the perfect snack for a game night! :)


Tina Lane said...

I am starving right now and this looks scrumptious. Now I need to fry something.

Marissa said...

This sounds like something my boyfriend dreams of me making, so I'll have to give it a try very soon! xoxo Marissa

fluff and fripperies said...

They look absolutely delicious! xo

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Giovanna Mariela said...

looks very tasty! Thanks for sharing :)
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Morgan said...

I want these! So yummy!!! =)

Erin said...

I love onion straws! I'm a bit afraid of the fryer however. I have heard soo many grease fire stories!


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Style, She Wrote said...

That burger looks amazing with all those yummy fried onions on it! I do order onions when I'm out -- but not on a date! xo style, she wrote

Patty said...

Nomasaurus! These greasy cozy meals are so good on a cold dreary day! Definitely love making onion straws! Any tricks for slicing the onions super thin?

ShinyPrettyThings said...

these look so yummy!!! i love when i find these in my burgers. thanks for the recipe :D

rooth said...

Oh my gaw - that's YARM!

Emily | Recently said...

Oh yum! I'm hungry just looking at this! Looks amazing!

Kathy S said...

That looks so good. I will definitely be trying this one out.

Mal said...

Yum! One of my favorite things to put on a burger

Kelly said...

Holy cow. My mind is blown. It is not good news that I now know how to make onion straws. Seriously, that might be the best lookin' burger I've ever seen. Ground meet and all!

honey my heart said...

those look good! i'm more of a french fry girl, but when the onions are thin, i heart them too ;)

Bad Joan said...

yum! these just made me drool!


Gillie said...

Mmm those look so delicious, I'm definitely gonna try out this recipe!

xo Gillie

E said...

Oh man, now I'm hungry. Even though I'm not really. That's how good these look.

Rach said...

oooo, so yummy looking!
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