Thanksgiving is only a few days away. I’ve seen so many fantastic posts from fellow bloggers gearing up for this weeks foodie fest. I didn’t cook Thanksgiving for the past couple of years, though I did contribute a couple pans of green bean casserole, so I don’t have any great wisdom to bestow on anybody except for this one offering. If you’re going to make a green bean casserole this year, fry your own onions! It can be done ahead of time and makes a massive difference. I also made a spicy casserole last year, adding fried jalapeños into the mix, amazing. Here’s a quick guide of how to make some fried onions (or jalapeños):
3 Medium Onions, sliced into half rings
1 Cup Flour
1 Cup Milk
Slap Ya Mama Hot Cajun Seasoning
Slice the onions and soak in milk for at least 5 minutes. Mix the flour with 1 Tsp of Cajun seasoning. Using a container (with lid), in batches place the onions with a few Tbsp of flour/Cajun spice mix, toss to coat. Using a deep fryer, dutch oven, saucepan, heat the oil to medium high and fry the onions in batches until golden brown. Drain on a paper towel and add a dash of the Cajun seasoning.
I suggest making a double batch, because you are inevitably going to taste a few (for quality control) and then keep eating them as they are awesome. As always use caution when deep frying anything. I highly recommend trying the fried jalapeños. I used the pickled variety, you can get a massive jar at Sam’s Club for a few dollars, or buy’em fresh. Cheers.