Fried Onion Straws With Creole Mustard Dipping Sauce

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READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by Shawn C

This is such a great alternative to French fries. Goes well with steaks too. I actually like the dipping sauce with raw vegetables as well. This would probably go well with fried okra too.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. With a mandoline slicer for fast and even slices (be sure to use the guard and be very careful not to cut fingers) cut onions 1/8 inch for straws and thicker for onion rings if desired.
  2. Once sliced, for straws separate rings and pull slightly apart to break them.
  3. In a bowl place evaporated milk, sugar, 1/4 teaspoon salt and hot sauce; whisk to dissolve sugar.
  4. Place onions in mixture and let sit for 5 to 10 minutes, stirring to coat well.
  5. Mix flour, cornmeal, baking soda, Old Bay Seasoning, cayenne pepper, and.
  6. 1 teaspoon salt in a ziploc bag; close and shake to mix.
  7. Heat oil hot to about 375 or 350 degrees Fahrenehit.
  8. Drain a handful or two of onions; place in bag and shake to coat well.
  9. Shake off excess and fry until crispy and golden brown, about 4 minutes.
  10. Drain on paper towels.
  11. Repeat until all onions are done.
  12. Serve immediately with the creole mustard dipping sauce.
  14. In a small bowl, combine creole seasoning, garlic powder, onion powder, spicy brown mustard, dry ranch dressing mix, lemon juice, hot sauce, sour cream, and salt.
  15. Cover and chill.
  16. Yield: 1 cup.

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