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Keto fried onions make perfectly crispy strands of onion, delicious on everything from steaks to sandwiches. Best of all, there’s no breading needed!
Truth be told, fried onions are great for lazy people. If you like recipes that use just a few ingredients and take bare minimum effort, you’ll want to make these ASAP.
This recipe only requires three simple ingredients and takes about 15 minutes from start to finish. Fried onions are so easy to make, you can have them sizzling in the background while you prepare other dishes.
Are fried onions even keto-friendly?
Onions are a higher-carb choice in the produce section, but you can certainly fit a serving of fried onions into your macros. And since you don’t have to coat these in any breading, you won’t add any additional net carbs to their overall nutrition.
That being said, you probably don’t want to eat a whole plate of fried onions. I mean, they taste perfect on their own, but just be careful. ;)
Fried onions: Crispy without breading!
My favorite part about these fried onions is that they crisp up beautifully on their own without the need to add extra time coating them in breading.
If you really wanted to, you could probably coat onion strands in egg before dredging them in almond flour or pork rind “breadcrumbs” before frying. But to be honest, they caramelize so well on their own that you don’t even need to bother.
Fried onions use very simple ingredients
If you have a well-stocked kitchen, you probably already have everything you need to make fried onions! Here’s all it takes:
1 onion. Use a yellow onion, since it will create a naturally sweet flavor.
Coconut oil. You can also use avocado oil or ghee to shallow fry the onion pieces, but coconut oil (specifically refined coconut oil) is a little more economical.
Salt. PLEASE DO NOT SKIP THE SALT. This might be the most important part of the recipe, since it brings out the natural flavor and sweetness in the onions. We used pink Himalayan salt.
Normally I would name optional ingredients you could use to modify this recipe, but I can’t recommend any. These fried onions taste THAT good with just three ingredients.
How to use fried onions
This little recipe has endless uses. Add fried onions to lettuce wraps, skillet pizzas, steaks, salads, or cooked veggies. The crisp texture and caramelized flavor add the perfect boost of flavor without a ton of extra carbs.
Approximate nutrition facts per serving (1/4 of this recipe):
Saturated Fat: 6.5g
Total Carbs: 4g
Net Carbs: 3.15g
(Keep in mind, these macros account generously for the fat your fried onions will collect from coconut oil. Actual fat content may vary.)