Gluten Free French Fried Onions Recipe

While I already have a Gluten Free Onion Ring Recipe on this site, this recipe is used with my Green Bean Casserole Recipe. There isn’t much difference between the two, other than the spices. You can even skip the onions altogether and add additional onion powder to the batter. Then add the batter to a squeezable, plastic mustard container or pastry bag fitted with a small tip and squeeze little strips into the hot oil and fry until crunchy. Either way, they’re so good!

Gluten Free French Fried Onions Recipe


Yield: Makes enough for two large casseroles

Gluten Free French Fried Onions Recipe

Crunchy and golden French fried onions to top your greenbean casserole or other casseroles. You can even omit the onion to make crunchy shoestring strips.


  • 1 medium yellow onion cut in half and extremely thinly sliced
  • 1 cup brown rice flour, chilled
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika (optional)
  • 2 large cold egg yolks
  • 3/4 cup gluten-free beer (Bards, Redbridge, etc.) (or 2/3 cup sparkling water), chilled
  • 2 qt oil, for deep-frying


  1. Whisk the brown rice flour, salt, onion powder, and paprika.
  2. Add egg yolk and beer and whisk until thoroughly blended.
  3. In a deep-fryer or heavy skillet heat 3 inches of neutral-flavored cooking oil to 375°F.
  4. Dip the onion strips or rings into the batter and shake off any excess.
  5. Place a few onion rings at a time into the hot oil and cook until golden brown, approximately 1 minute.
  6. Remove the onions from the oil using metal tongs and transfer them to a paper towel-lined plate to drain.
  7. Use to top green bean casseroles and other casseroles or Chinese food to add additional texture and crunch.

2 Replies to “Gluten Free French Fried Onions Recipe”

    1. Edna,

      Homemade gluten free food tends to soften quickly. I wouldn’t suggest storing them. I you wish to make them a day before use, leave them out at room temperature or store them in a paper bag.


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