Crispy Onion

These crispy onions are a great side dish or topping for your soups or salads. We use sweet onions here since they are, well, sweeter, in name. They’re also not as strong and stringent as their normal counterparts.

While all onions share nutritional benefits, we will focus on the sweet ones. They have plenty of immune-boosting vitamin C, prebiotic fiber that keeps our gut bacteria happy and healthy, and chromium that helps regulate blood sugar levels.


  • 1 cup GFCF flour
  • 2 Tbsp hot Hungarian paprika
  • 1 Tbsp Italian herb blend
  • 4 sweet onions, sliced paper thin on an electric slicer or vegetable
  • Salt to taste
  • Deep fryer or high-sided pot to deep fry and oil


  • Preheat deep fryer or pot with fair amount of oil to 360 degrees
  • Slice onions as thinly as you can
  • Mix flour, paprika, and herbs and sift into a large bowl
  • Add sliced onions to the mix, then toss and shake well to coat the onions evenly
  • In a strainer, shake off excess flour to achieve a thin coat
  • Cooking in small batches, submerge coated onions into fryer
  • Shake basket for even frying until deep golden
  • Repeat until all onions are fried
  • Season each batch with salt as it’s removed from the fryer
  • Drain on paper towel



  • GFCF – gluten free casein free
  • SF – soy  free
  • DF – dairy free
  • EF – egg free



  1. jenhiimjon

    ugh i wanna make these so bad but i cry like a baby cutting onions

  2. burshoulewep

    wear goggles

  3. holclunsec

    this guy chefs^

  4. burshoulewep

    it’s worth the effort, great appetizer or side to just about anything

  5. presentclirop

    The key to crying when cutting onions is to not form an emotional attachment. Onions are food, not friends.

  6. holclunsec


  7. burshoulewep

    Sounds like something I saw on a YouTube video

  8. presentclirop

    That was likely me

  9. burshoulewep

    Ahh I tip my hat to you, thanks for spreading your wisdom

  10. presentclirop

    It’s like food. Wisdom is better shared

  11. jenhiimjon

    who knew a crispy onion comment section could go so deep

  12. holclunsec

    of course it can! onions have layers, the more layers you pull the deeper they are

  13. jenhiimjon

    when life’s mysteries are solved by onions

  14. refneedhea

    any favorite flour recommendations?

  15. compolooact

    like healthy substitutes? you could try almond or coconut

  16. chilcusthusb

    pork rinds are super yummy toooo

  17. compolooact

    how do you mean? side by side?

  18. chilcusthusb

    nooo like crush pork rinds into a powder and use that as breading

  19. compolooact

    what is life?? i’m trying this ASAP

  20. burshoulewep

    pork rinds are super good if you’re doing low-carb

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