Crispy Fried Onions
Crispy Fried Onions

Crispy Fried Onions are a terrific topping on many different foods. Indeed,  I can’t imagine serving an Indian Biriyani without including crispy fried onions on top of the dish, and you can also find them being added to many rice, meat and vegetable dishes in  India, Indonesia, and a host of other Eastern cuisines.

In the West, crispy fried onions are widely available commercially either in the form of flakes or ‘strings’, and they are often used on burgers, in sandwiches, and scattered over salads, baked potatoes, and cooked vegetable dishes. The commercially packaged varieties are, unfortunately, often tasteless or stale, but it is easy enough, if a little time-consuming to make them yourself at home.


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Sweet Onion Shreds
Sweet Onion Shreds

Raw onion can often have an unpleasantly harsh ‘bite’ to them, but if you use the following technique, you can produce delightfully sweet onion shreds that can be used in all sorts of ways. They are a wonderful addition to salads, make a great condiment on burgers or sandwiches, and they can even be used as attractive, and edible garnish for appetizers or sushi plates

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