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Grady’s Fried Onions

I have been waiting to post this for a month and a half! At the beginning of December, my local support group had our annual Christmas party. At one of these parties a few years ago, my friend Grady brought a green bean casserole that he made with onions he had fried himself. I don’t eat green bean casserole – can’t stand the stuff. But these onions were so good I kept picking them off my husband’s plate. So, back to the future, I mean present (or recent past). I show up to the party and Grady hands me this sandwich-sized ziploc container. Truthfully, I was a little puzzled at first (all I could see was paper towel). Boy was I excited to open it up and find it full of the fried onions! He had brought me a whole bunch of them, sans casserole! I sneaked a few and then hid the box in my purse, so as to save them from the other party-goers.

I have finally gotten the recipe from him and his wonderful wife, Kitty. So, without further, ado:


Grady’s Gluten Free Fried Onions


1 big honking onion (color of your choice)
3 Large eggs (well beaten)
2 cups Brown Rice GF Flour Mix (with xanthan, or add 1/2 tsp)


1 tsp salt

1 tsp black pepper

1 tsp onion powder

1 tsp garlic powder

1 tsp paprika

1 tsp cayenne pepper



1. Slice onions into strips (or rings), and place in freezer.

2. In a separate bowl, mix flour and seasoning.

3. Dip a small hand full of onions into the eggs and shake off excess.

4. Place onions in flour/seasoning mix. Coat well. Shake off excess.

5. Place onions back into eggs, and shake off excess.

6. Place onions back into flour/seasoning mix. Coat well. Shake off excess.

7. Deep fry @ 375º for approximately 5 minutes. (until golden brown)

8. Place hot onions on paper towel and salt and pepper to taste.



As you can probably guess, Carter kept stealing the onions as I was trying to photograph them. I guess a picture really is worth a thousand words (though his word of choice every time he sees that picture is “MMMMM”).







7 responses to “Grady’s Fried Onions”

  1. Chad Kidder Avatar
    Chad Kidder

    You can get an apple slicer/corer that will take care of cutting up the onions if you want coarse onion wedges. If you want them a little smaller, you can use a french fry cutter on the onions.

  2. delightfullyglutenfree Avatar

    What? No links to cooking for engineers? 🙂 I found an apple slicer/corer on clearance at Target the other day for $6.48, so of course, I bought it (I had just given Mom hers back that morning, too).

  3. Glutigirl Avatar

    Oh man, you’re killing me! I have been trying to diet and eat healthy! Now I will be craving these. I love green bean casserole and made it at Thanksgiving with the same type home made onion rings. I swear they fry up better gluten free! They were so good! I kept wanting to eat them and had a hard time saving them for the casserole.

  4. delightfullyglutenfree Avatar

    I think I’m just going to be myself at the gym for awhile, lol. But seriously, this post should have happened a long time ago, and not right after the “frying” post. It just makes things look worse here. 🙂

  5. […] to make a snack.  To me, a snack shouldn’t take that much work, lol.  But, I really love Grady’s Fried Onions.  Those are seriously […]

  6. Nadine Avatar

    LOVE the fried onion photo with the snatching hand!
    I’ve looked around – do you have a section of GF flours? I don’t know what to make of the listed “Brown Rice GF Flour mix”.
    SORRY!- if it just sitting here on your site and I’m not seeing it! I guess I didn’t check out “uncategorized”.

  7. Marlene Avatar

    I make lots of gluten free recipes from websites or cookbooks. Walmart has the Betty Crocker rice mix flour or you can use brown rice add 1/2 tsp of xanthan to it