Prep time: 0:10 Overall time: 0:25
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5 cups peanut oil (or other light oil)
2 lg. yellow or sweet onions, peeled and sliced crosswise 1/8-inch thick
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp. paprika
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. black pepper
1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
Heat oil to 350°F on a food thermometer in a deep saucepan over medium heat. Combine remaining ingredients in a medium bowl and carefully toss to coat onions. Remove onion slices from flour mixture, shaking to remove excess. Fry a few slices at a time for approximately 10 minutes or until crisp and golden brown. Repeat until all onions are fried. Drain on paper towel.
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reviewed Tobacco Onions
There used to be a restaurant near us that had tobacco onions as a very popular appetizer, and I've missed them ever since the restaurant closed a couple of years ago. I'm headed to a picnic and was asked to bring a finger-friendly side dish and I thought of those wonderful tobacco onions, and then I found this recipe. I used a mandoline to slice mine in very thin rings, and they only need a minute or two for each batch to cook. Amazingly, it perfectly recreated the wonderful tobacco onions that I have missed so much. Thanks for posting this.