So many of my simple and moist recipes rely on french fried onions. They add moisture and pizazz to even the simplest and leanest of fish, meats and poultry. Recipes such as Onion-Battered Baked Tilapia, Simple Onion Baked Chicken Cutlets and Low and Slow Oven Brisket require this as a key ingredient.
Year-round, this is a readily available ingredient with so many kosher brands to choose from. For some reason the smaller packages of French’s do not carry an o-u kosher certification while the 26.5 ounce package of Family size french fried onions is available on Amazon with a reliable o-u certification.
Since these products have flour listed on the ingredient list, I understood that they would not acceptable for Passover use. However, I was hoping to find a similar product this year that would be kosher for Passover. Alas, I was unsuccessful.
That meant that I needed to develop a recipe for french fried onions similar enough to the store-bought ones. I also wanted a recipe that would not require frying. There is just too much to be done before Pesach (Passover) for me to be frying onions in small batches.
This recipe is good. It is not as dry and crunchy as the original. But, it does serve as a good replacement for these recipes. And, it is simple.
I would love to hear your comments, especially if you found this recipe to be simple to wow.
4 large yellow onions, thinly sliced
1/2 cup olive oil
1/2 cup potato starch
1/2 cup Passover crumbs
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon pepper
olive oil or cooking spray
Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or greased aluminum foil.
Separate thinly sliced onion rings into individual rings. In a large bowl, add the rest of the ingredients and toss to coat the onion rings.
Place the onion rings ton the baking sheet and drizzle olive oil or generously spray with cooking spray.
Bake for 25-35 minutes, frequently checking that the onions do not burn. When ready, these onions should be just starting to turn golden brown.
Allow onions to come to room temperature before using.