French Fried Onions Recipe | For Green Bean Casserole and More!

French Fried Onions Recipe | For Green Bean Casserole and More!

French Fried Onions and green bean casserole
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I don’t know why I didn’t think of this sooner! Of course, french fried onions are fairly easy to make. Likewise, you can make these using 7 common ingredients found in just about every kitchen.

Last week I made green bean casserole because I needed to update the images for the blog. I decided to make two casseroles, but I didn’t have enough onion topping for two. Obviously, that’s where the idea of making my own came in. Furthermore, I don’t know why I didn’t think of this sooner. Generally, I make most of my food from scratch, why not this?!

These make great toppings for casseroles such as green bean casserole, or as a snack, or perhaps a party pleaser!

French Fried Onions Recipe

Equipment Options

Deep Fryer – You can use a deep fryer to fry the onions.
Pan Fry – You can turn any stockpot into a fryer.
Air Fryer – Have you ever used one of these? They’re pretty cool!

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French Fried Onions and green bean casserole

French Fried Onions | For Green Bean Casserole and More!

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

If you make green bean casserole from scratch, why not make french fried onions too? These are surprisingly easy to make, and super delicious!


  • 1 very large yellow onion (or 2 large onions)
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup dried minced onions
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tsp salt


  1. Prepare a plate with a paper towel, to place finished onions on
  2. Combine ingredients in a casserole dish (or something that's square or rectangle good for breading)
  3. Mix well
  4. Toss onions in breading mix
  5. Fry onions on medium-high heat until browned on one side
  6. Then, turn and brown other side
  7. Remove onions from fryer, and place on a plate with a paper towel
  8. Sprinkle with extra salt as desired


Add to your favorite casserole or eat as a snack.

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Nutrition Information
Yield 6 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 213Total Fat 2gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 7mgSodium 820mgCarbohydrates 40gFiber 2gSugar 2gProtein 8g

For the most accurate nutritional information, you should calculate the nutritional value of each ingredient yourself. These calculations are provided by a third party and are not expected to be exact. You are solely responsible for ensuring the nutritional information you use is accurate.

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In addition, I used one very large onion. Conversely, If you can’t find a very large onion, two medium onions should be enough. These don’t taste quite like the store-bought onion toppings, however, they were really tasty!

Additionally, they went really well with the green bean casserole! Also, I can’t wait to add them to other casseroles! As a result, I went ahead and found some more recipes these could be used with! I’ve listed them below.

I’m thinking these will be really good on my Chicken Tetrazzini, instead of the usual breadcrumbs.

Recipes Using French Fried Onions

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