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Shoestring Frizzled Onions

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If you’re not familiar with The Pioneer Woman, and you like my blog, you should be.  Ree describes herself by saying, “I’m a thirty-something ranch wife, mother of four, moderately-agoraphobic middle child who grew up on a golf course in the city. I attended college in Los Angeles and wore black pumps to work every day. I ate sushi and treated myself to pedicures on a semi-regular basis. Then, on a brief trip to my hometown, I met and fell in love with a rugged cattle rancher. Now I live in the middle of nowhere on a working cattle ranch. My days are spent wrangling children, chipping dried manure from boots, washing jeans, and frying calf nuts. I have no idea how I got here…but you know what? I love it. Don’t tell anyone”

One of my favorite recipes from The Pioneer Woman is her Onion Straws.  They’re out of this world, and if you don’t believe me, make them, then complain.  I betcha no one will be complaining after eating these suckers!  I’ve only made a couple of changes in my revised recipe below, most notably, adding one more onion (I can’t get enough of these things) and throwing some chili powder in the mix.  So, run, don’t walk home from work tonight to add these to your dinner table… Just like bacon, they go with just about anything!

TDD’s Shoestring Frizzled Onions

2 large onions
3 cups buttermilk
3 cups flour
1 and a 1/2 tablespoon salt
Lots of black pepper
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
canola oil

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Tip of the Day: Chopping Onions without Crying

Always a teary mess after slicing onions? To prevent the tears from flowing, simply light a candle and put in on the counter top where you are chopping the onions. The candle will “burn” off the natural gases emitted from the onions and you should be tear free! That is unless you were crying about something else…

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