Gluten Free Crispy Onions

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Gluten Free Crispy Onions Recipe

Crispy fried onions are a great way to liven up a meal, as a garnish, whether it is a hot dog or a burger, or some Asian curry. This very easy recipe will show you how to make gluten free crispy onions at home.

How to make crispy brown onions

Crispy onions are an ingredient where I have always used store bought until now, as I did not realise they were so easy and quick to make. But recently I needed some for another recipe I was making and did not have them in house so I decided to try and make them myself. Sooo easy!

gluten free crispy onions
Gluten Free Crispy Onions


In this recipe I use a brown onion, which will give you enough crispy onions for a couple of hot dogs or burgers, as a great alternative to using caramelized onions.

You can make these crispy onions in a single pan. Firstly you simply boil the shaved onion for about 4 minutes, and after sieving and drying you deep fry them in some vegetable oil until browned and crispy.

It is important to keep stirring them and keeping them apart while they are frying, so that they do not stick together. Use a slotted spoon or sieve to remove them from the boiling oil when they are finished.

crispy onions


It really could not be easier. No flour or batter necessary. No hassle. Just be careful with the boiling oil, and empty all of the water properly before you add the oil.

Air fryer gluten free crispy onions? 

Having seen how easy this was I am now wondering how easy it will be to make crispy onions in the air fryer without having to deep fry them. Perhaps we can make them fat free as well as gluten free? I think I will have a go at that next 🙂

crispy onion garnish


I hope you found this useful and use it on your own creations at home!

How to make crispy onions

Gluten Free Crispy Onions

crispy onions

This easy recipe will give you some gluten free crispy onions to top off your hot dog or burger with. Super easy and quick to make at home

Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes


  • 1 onion
  • Water
  • Some Vegetable Oil


  1. Use a vegetable peeler to shave your onion into thin slices, being careful not to shave your fingers!
  2. Place the onion shavings in a pan of covered boiling water for about 4 minutes. Occasionally stir the onions.
  3. Remove from the boiling water and sieve the onions. Then dry them with some kitchen paper.
  4. Boil a small layer (about 10mm) of vegetable oil in a saucepan. Add the onion in batches (make sure it does not stick together) and stir while it fries until browned (about 1-2 minutes). Do not overcook them - remove them when golden brown, but before they go dark brown.
  5. Remove from pan with a slotted spoon and dry on some kitchen towels again.
  6. Use straight away or keep in the fridge in an air-tight container until needed.


Serve up with your hotdogs and burgers or steak sandwiches or as garnish for Asian meals.

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 81Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 6mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 1g

This nutrition information was automatically calculated by Nutritionix, but may not be 100% accurate.



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