Crispy Fried Onion Straws

There is a restaurant in our town that makes the most delicious onion rings. They are thin, crispy, and  highly addicting. After watching an episode of The Pioneer Woman, I adapted her recipe for onion strings to create my own version of onion straws.
What You Need:
-1 large sweet Vidalia onion
-1 cup buttermilk
-1 cup flour
-1 1/2 tbsp. Lowery’s Seasoning Salt
-1 tsp. black pepper
-1/2 cup vegetable oil for frying
(Serves 2)

What To Do:
1. Slice your onion into thin rings and then place them in a large bowl and cover with buttermilk. The buttermilk helps take away some of the bite of the onion.
2. While the onions are soaking in the buttermilk, mix all the dry ingredients in a separate bowl.
3. In a large pan, heat oil to ~350 degrees or medium/medium high heat. 
4. In small amounts, take the onions out of the buttermilk, dip in the dry mixture, and then place into the hot oil. I had my heat on medium high and they didn’t burn but all stoves differ.
5. Cook until the rings are a golden brown on one side (1-2 minutes), then flip and cook until the other side is golden brown. In total, mine took about 4-5 minutes. Once you remove them from the pan, place on a plate lined with a paper towel to drain off the excess oil.
6. Serve with your favorite burger or eat them straight from the pan. They’re that good:)

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