Gluten-Free French Fried Onion Toppings baked in the oven and topped on green bean casserole.
(Gluten-free, vegetarian, low-sugar)
These Gluten-Free French Fried Onion Toppings are a part of our Thanksgiving series.
Growing up, these delicious onion toppings were always a favorite of mine because they were in the green bean casserole and topped on the casserole. Surprisingly, green bean casserole was another favorite dish of mine growing up.
What kid loves green bean casserole? Definitely me. (I know, what is/was wrong with me?!?)
I loved that creamy delicious mushroom sauce with the soft French fried onion rings inside, topped with crunchy French fried onions.
It might of been the onion that I loved so much. I sure do love onion.
Ways to enjoy and use these gluten free french fried onion toppings
Regardless, these French Fried Onion Toppings can be used on anything your heart desires. Oooo, on some cream of mushroom soup, perhaps?
Or dipped in ketchup and eaten that way (which might be how I demolished half this tray while taking photos . . . maybe).
Regardless, they most definitely do belong with the delicious green bean casserole.
How to Make Gluten Free French Fried Onion Toppings from scratch
This recipe is related to a recipe for Onion Rings in my recently released cookbook, Gluten-Free Party Food. It is an onion ring recipe I love to use when I’m feeling snacky.
To make them casserole ready though you want to slice the onions extremely thin, dunk and coat them in cornmeal, then bake until they are super dried out.
I initially used the mandoline to slice the onions really thin, but then lost patience and continued slicing them by hand. If you want them super duper dehydrated like the original French’s Onion rings, than use the mandoline.
If you want them to be delicious and don’t care if they aren’t the spitting image of the dehydrated ones, then just cut them thin by hand.
I personally hate using the mandoline. I’ve come close to chopping off my fingers so many times, and it wastes some of what you’re chopping. Just my personal experience.
These Gluten-Free French Fried Onion Toppings are not the spitting image of the traditional French ‘Fried’ onion rings, but they taste pretty much the same and at the same time are gluten-free. My onion loving soul calls that a win.
In hindsight, I wish I had sliced the onion in strings instead of keeping them round. Just a hindsight moment, but doesn’t change the delicious taste. Just have to break them up by hand. Minor inconvenience.
Major plus: No frying required for these crunchy bad boys. It is all done in the oven–minus the grease, but full of the crunchy onion flavor. #winwin
Now, go make yourself a bowl of these Homemade French Fried Onion Toppings, pair them with a big dollop of ketchup, and eat them all to your heart’s desire.
That’s how I roll.