Tobacco onions

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By: Paul Rankin From: Good Food Live

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This recipe is classed as easy

Rating 3.73 / 5 (133 votes)

Prep time:
5 min
Cook time:
10 min

Crisp, crusty coated onions make a great side dish in this speedy recipe from Paul Rankin


1. Cut the onions in half from the root to the point and then cut into thin slices against the grain. Place in a large bowl and sprinkle with the salt. With your hands, toss the onions, separating the pieces as you go. Allow the onions to sit for 2 to 3 minutes. Toss the pieces in the flour, pressing the flour into them to form a good crust.

2. Heat the oil in a deep fat fryer or wok to 180°C, or until a cube of day old bread turns brown in about 4 to 5 seconds. Deep-fry the onions, a few slices at a time, for 3 to 4 minutes, until golden brown. Drain on kitchen paper and serve immediately.


  • 4 large Spanish onions
  • 1 tsp salt
  • plain flour, for dredging
  • oil, for deep frying

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i had these in a restaurant in Ireland and they're great with chicken breast covered with pepper sauce.They plonk a great pile of the onions on top....delicious!

ness47 ness47  Posted 14 Sep 2008 12:59 PM